Delaware works to get vaccination rate to 33 percent mark

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Delaware’s vaccination rate (people getting one or more doses) remains below one-third of the population as the state and pharmacists administer second shots.

All but about 14,000 vaccinations from Johnson & Johnson vaccine in Delaware have required two doses.

Total vaccine deliveries in Delaware are shown below.

Manufacturer Delaware Allocation Federal Provider Programs Total
Pfizer 243,360 79,755 323,115
Moderna 247,500 39,500 287,000
Johnson & Johnson 30,100 8,300 38,400
All 520,960 127,555 648,515

The state and pharmacists are poised to ramp up J&J vaccinations after receiving a total of 38,000 doses of the “one and done” vaccine in recent weeks. About 37 percent of the J&J vaccine supply has been used.

blankAccording to state figures, about 128,000 doses of vaccines are available in Delaware, a more two-week supply. About 60,000 doses are administered a week in the state.

Vaccinations are available to all Delawareans over the age of 16 through pharmacies. Click on the link to the state’s waitlist.

Vaccines will be allocated based on age and underlying health conditions, at least in the early going when demand is expected to exceed supply.

Vaccinations still require reservations.

The state has been working to vaccinate vulnerable populations; examples include homebound individuals or people without access to transportation or online services.

Veterans can also get vaccines through the Wilmington VA Medical Center. Click here for further information that includes walk-up events.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has posted a vaccine finder (see widget below). Vaccine supplies remain tight, and a look at the site showed limited availability. Another option is checking the vaccination links of the state’s hospital systems.

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