State announces 2nd dose Covid-19 vaccination reservation option at Dover Speedway site

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Due to additional capacity at the vaccination event at Dover International Speedway, people without appointments for a second vaccine dose can sign up for a drive-up event.

The newly available appointments will be at Dover International Speedway vaccination event on Thursday and Friday. Those being vaccinated will need to demonstrate with their vaccination card that they received their first dose on or before January 22.

The vaccinations are for individuals who live, work or obtain their health care in Delaware, and received their first dose at a drive-up event, pharmacy or other location.

Appointments for those trying to jump the front of the line or chasing leftover doses will be out of luck. Vaccination records will be examined to determine if the individual received their first dose.

Scheduling for second-dose appointments will open on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at de.gov/fema.

Those without Internet access may call DPH at 1-833-643-1715 but should not call until after 11 a.m. Tuesday as no appointments will be available until then.

Individuals will have an option to create an appointment for someone else after they create their own. However, the appointments are expected to fill quickly and people may not be able to make family appointments for the same time frame. Everyone who arrives to be vaccinated must have an appointment.

Visitors can access the vaccination site via Dover International Speedway’s Leipsic Road entrance. To reduce waiting, those with appointments will be urged not to show up early.

Waits have been short. However, motorists are asked to have:

    • A full tank of gas
    • Personal identification (a driver’s license or photo ID).
    • Proof of first Covid-19 vaccination. (vaccination card).
    • Confirmation of your appointment.
    • Snacks in the vehicle while waiting in line.

DPH also announced Monday that the approximately 2,000 individuals vaccinated by DPH at the Chase Center in Wilmington Jan. 30 are being contacted this week to schedule their second dose back at the Chase Center on Saturday, Feb. 27.

Additional information about COVID-19 vaccine rollout is available at de.gov/covidvaccine. Questions can be directed to the Vaccine Call Center at 1-833-643-1715. People who are deaf or hard of hearing should call 2-1-1 or text their ZIP code to 898-211. Individuals can email their questions concerning the vaccine to Vaccine@Delaware.gov.

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