Talking to your patients about the COVID-19 Vaccine



Questions about provider enrollment? Email:


Medical providers have an important role to play in vaccinating their patients, and staff.  Below are resources to assist you in your planning efforts.


Vaccine Wastage is required to be reported.

When wasting doses, please fill out the Wasted Doses form at All waste must be reported DAILY when administering vaccine.

Pfizer wastage/other wastage reporting:

Pfizer vial contains 6 doses, if provider is to unable draw the 6th dose, this dose is considered a wasted dose and must be reported as a wasted dose using the wastage form attached and emailing or fax 302-739-2555.

If a provider has a question as to whether the vaccine is viable or not, please contact manufacturer (Pfizer/Moderna links below) or Immunizations at 302-744-1060 before determining that the vial/doses are not viable.

Moderna vials contain 14 doses and J&J vials contain 5 doses – if all doses within the vial are not administered, wastage must be reported.

When extracting only booster doses or a combination of primary series and booster doses, the maximum number of doses that may be extracted from either vial presenetaion should not exceed 20 doses. Do not puncture the vial stopper more than 20 times, per Moderna EUA fact sheet (see link and information below). Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Fact Sheet for Health Care Providers (




Stats on COVID-19

For more data on Delaware COVID-19 cases including demographic breakdowns, go to My Healthy Community