More than 18% of Delaware’s population has received Covid vaccine

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As of Monday, Delaware reported nearly 179,392 vaccinations for Covid-19.

Figures from the Delaware Vaccination Tracker showed no new vaccine doses last week due to bad weather around the country.

There have been reports of Walgreens pharmacies postponing or canceling vaccinations, according to a WDEL story. Walgreens is the only pharmacy chain in Delaware now vaccinating residents outside of nursing home settings. Some independent pharmacies have been allocated doses.

Despite the delays, more than 18 percent of Delaware’s residents have gotten at least one Covid-19 vaccination.

The state tracker does not list second doses that have been administered.

However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccination date tracker Monday listed 43,311 receiving both doses in the First State, up sharply from the 37,000 last week.

blankThe state has been focusing on second doses as it struggles with tight supplies that limit mass vaccinations.

The state tracker lists fewer doses of vaccine than the number available due to Pfizer containers having more doses than originally listed.

Figures on vaccinations can lag by days. The vaccine is also being delivered to multiple locations, including pharmacies, making tracking doses more difficult.

According to an NPR tracker, Delaware has slipped to 19th place among the 50 states and the District of Columbia after being in the top 10 for a time. The NPR figures did not appear to reflect the surge in vaccinations that were reported on Sunday.

Delaware is behind the national average for the percentage of the population with second doses and slightly above the national average in the population receiving at least one dose.

The state is making headway but still faces a long waiting list in vaccinating the Phase 1B category, which includes about 200,00 over 65 and some essential workers.

The Biden Administration says more doses are going to states. Delaware did receive an increase last week but still gets fewer than 25,000 doses during seven-day periods.

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