State Covid vaccine wait list now open to Delawareans 16 and older

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Delaware Tuesday opened its Covid-19 vaccination wait list site to all state residents 16 and older at the following link.

Invitations to state vaccination events will be contingent on supply and given a priority based on age and other risk factors, including pre-existing medical conditions. Only the Pfizer vaccine is authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for 16- and 17-year-olds.

As of today, pharmacies may also begin vaccinating Delawareans who are 16 or older. Click here for a link to pharmacies. Community non-chain pharmacies also offer appointments. Individuals can visit or call those pharmacies for for information.

Medical providers – including primary care doctors, specialty providers, and hospital systems – will continue to vaccinate only Delawareans aged 16-64 with moderate- and high-risk medical conditions and disabilities.Click here to view a list of updated medical conditions.

While the state has an increase in vaccine shipments, demand is expected to exceed supply for some time.

The state typically has an inventory of about 100,000 doses and is working to balance getting doses to vulnerable communities while accelerating the pace of vaccinations.

As of Monday, April 5, Delaware providers had administered 502,927 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Nearly 35 percent of Delaware’s population has received at least one shot. The pace of vaccinations slowed on Easter Sunday.

Veterans can also check in with the Wilmington VA Medical Center. Doses are offered to all veterans as well as some spouses and caregivers regardless of whether they use the VA system.

“I would encourage all Delawareans to sign up on our waiting list, check your local pharmacy, and take the first shot you’re offered,” saidGov. John Carney. “We’re making significant progress against this virus every day. Delaware’s public health leaders, pharmacies, nurses and doctors have administered more than 500,000 doses of this life-saving vaccine. Get your shot. That’s how we’ll beat COVID-19.”

Anyone with a question about COVID-19, whether related to medical or social service needs, should call Delaware 2-1-1. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can text their zip code to 898-211. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The phone number above can aid those without computer access or family or friends who can assist.

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