Who Is Most At Risk?

Individuals older than 65 and those with an underlying health condition qualify as vulnerable and face greater risks for COVID-19. Vaccines are especially important for this population to reduce the risk of illness, hospitalization or death. Underlying health conditions include:

  • Chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
  • Serious heart condition or liver disease
  • Those who are immunocompromised
  • Obesity or severe obesity (body mass index of 40 or higher)
  • Diabetes

Individuals who regularly come into close contact with these vulnerable populations should also be vaccinated or take increased precautions.

If you have questions, call the Division of Public Health Information Line at 1-866-408-1899.
People who are deaf or hard of hearing should call 2-1-1 or text their ZIP code to 898-211.

Resources for Older Adults and Vulnerable Populations


Provider and Long-Term Care Facility Resources


Get More COVID Data

For more data on Delaware COVID cases, testing and outcomes, including demographic breakdowns, go to My Healthy Community