According to Sunday figures from the state’s vaccination tracker, more than 34 percent of Delaware’s population has received at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine.
The Delaware Division of Public Health reported thet a half million vaccine doses have been administered. The bulk of those vaccines are two-shot Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.
Delaware has more than 99,000 doses available, with another 50,000 doses typically arriving each week.
See total allocations below.
|Manufacturer||Delaware Allocation||Federal Provider Programs||Total|
|Johnson & Johnson||15,800||7,400||23,200|
Click here for the state’s vaccination tracker.
On Tuesday, Gov. John Carney and the Delaware Division of Public Health announced that starting on April 6, all people over 16 can sign up for vaccine.
The Biden administration had recommended that vaccine availability go a larger share of the population as supplies become more abundant. Carney also noted that the waiting list for those over 50 seeking vaccine should be cleared in the near future, with all registered getting invitations.
All people over 65 on the state’s waiting list have received invitations for vaccines.
The state has also been dealing with adults with pre-existing who currently get referrals for vaccines from their family doctor or health care system. Moving those individuals into the vaccine system proved to be tricky.
The pace of vaccinations is accelerating as the state sees more variants that can spread faster than the original virus.
Delaware is using various strategies, including mass vaccinations at Dover Speedway and smaller unpublicized invitation-only events.
The state has kept some events low-key due to vaccine hunters who may show up in anticipation of getting leftover doses.
The state did see some confusion from a Friday and Saturday vaccination event on the Wilmington Riverfront. Social media message seemed to indicate that the event was open to all. That was not true and those living outside of selected zip codes and without confirmations did not receive vaccine.
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The NPR vaccine tracker reported that Delaware ranks slightly below the national average in the percentage of the population that has received at least one vaccine dose. The First State is slightly above the national average regarding the percentage of residents who have received two doses and overall efficiency – the percentage of available doses administered.