State to hold 3-day vaccination event at Dover Speedway for those over 65

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Individuals 65 and older who live, work or receive their health care in Delaware can sign up to receive their first dose of Covid-19 vaccine Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Dover International Speedway.

See the sign-up link below:

https://vaccinerequest.delaware.gov/s/schedule.

Multiple invitations to individuals remaining on the state’s 65-plus waiting list have not accepted appointments this weekend at Dover International Speedway.

Approximately 2,600 openings remained as of 4 p.m., Wednesday. Those 65 or over who qualify for vaccination and are not on the waiting list are now encouraged to make an appointment.

About two/thirds of those over 65 in Delaware have received one or both vaccinations.

The scheduling website will only accept appointments by individuals 65 and up, and a photo ID is required at the vaccination event to prove age.

The state is working to serve Delaware seniors who have not yet been vaccinated in preparation for opening the state’s waiting list and the state’s vaccination events next week to those age 50 and older.

The Dover Speedway vaccination event this weekend may be one of the last state-coordinated events with appointments reserved only for seniors.

At the Dover Speedway event, DPH will administer the Moderna vaccine on Friday and Sunday and the Pfizer vaccine on Saturday. This drive-through event usually takes 15 or 20 minutes from arriving at being vaccinated, followed by a short observation period.

The weekend event will also vaccinate frontline and other essential employees who are being signed up via outreach directly to employers. The event will provide second doses to teachers and childcare workers who received the first dose at Dover Speedway in February. Employment-based appointments are being made through a separate link.

In addition to announcing the move toward expanding the state’s waiting list next week, on Tuesday, Gov. John Carney also announced that pharmacies in Delaware might begin vaccinating Delawareans over 50 starting today. Health care providers, including hospitals, may vaccinate patients 16 and up with high- and moderate-risk medical conditions, also starting today.

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