The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) opened four standalone Covid-19 vaccination clinics this week.
Reservations are requested, although walk-ins will be accepted.
The clinics will offer the two-dose Pfizer vaccine that this week received authorization for children from 12 to 16.
The centers will operate for several months as an option for people to be vaccinated with or without an appointment, including those in the newly eligible 12-and-older age group.
Appointments are available at the four new clinics and at Public Health clinics located in state service centers by calling 1-833-643-1715 and will handle walk-in traffic as well.
Written parental consent is required to vaccinate individuals younger than 18 years old. However, the parent is not required to be on-site with the child during the vaccination.
The vaccination clinics will schedule appointments or accept walk-ins Monday through Friday between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 and 4 p.m. at the following locations.
256 Chapman Road
Newark, DE 19702
1946 Maryland Ave.
Wilmington, DE 19805
Blue Hen Corporate Center
655 S. Bay Road, Suite 1A
Dover, DE 19901
19 Georgetown Plaza
Georgetown, DE 19947
“As we look to increase our vaccinated population, especially to reach young people who will be going back to college and school at the end of summer, these new vaccination-only clinics have the capacity to administer thousands of vaccines a week,” DPH Director Dr. Karyl Rattay stated. “These standing vaccination clinics, along with our public health clinics at state service centers, Curative sites, medical providers, pharmacies, and community events, will all be a part of increasing Delawareans’ protection against COVID-19 substantially in the next several months.”
The share of the state’s population with at least one Covid-19 vaccine is nearing 50 percent. Delaware has received slightly more than 1 million doses and has about 200,000 shots available.
Except about 50,000 one-dose Johnson &. Johnson shots, the remainder of vaccines are the two-dose Moderna and Pfizer variety.
The clinics have opened as vaccine supplies remain plentiful. Due in part to the closing of the Dover International Speedway site, fewer mass vaccination events are held as the track prepares for its NASCAR weekend.
For a full list of Division of Public Health clinic sites, as well as other vaccination options, visit de.gov/getmyvaccine.