Vaccination update: Preliminary figures show 1 in 5 Delawareans receiving at least 1 dose of vaccine

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As of Thursday, Delaware reported 196,000 vaccinations for Covid-19.

Figures from the Delaware Vaccination Tracker showed the state receiving 65,400 additional doses of Covid-19 vaccine earlier this week after no shipments were delivered during the previous seven days due to bad weather.

Delaware generally receives about 20,000 doses a week, with the Biden-Harris Administration indicating shipments will be stepped up in the coming weeks.

The latest figures show 75,000 doses of vaccine available. Much of that figure will be used to get second doses, although there could be some room for first doses.

The state and FEMA will hold an invitation-only vaccination event for child care workers over the weekend. The state Department of Education reported that 4,500 teachers had been vaccinated.

blankDespite the delays, it appears that 20 percent of Delaware’s residents have received at least one Covid-19 vaccine, according to the state figures.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vaccination date tracker listed more than 51,000 people receiving both doses in the First State. That was sharply from the 37,000 last week, with the number of total doses administered nearing 190,000. The number of second doses is likely to be higher since the CDC’s figures are a day old.

The state was focusing on second doses after mass vaccination events a month ago.

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

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