WILMINGTON, Del. - Delaware Governor John Carney and the Delaware Division on Public Health (DPH) have announced the expansion of Delaware’s COVID-19 vaccination program on Tuesday.
In an effort to vaccinate more people, Delaware is now allowing pharmacies to vaccinate Delawareans aged 50+ beginning Wednesday.
The move to vaccinate more people is in line with President Biden's directive to make all adults eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine by May 1.
Also on Wednesday, health care providers, including hospitals, may vaccinate patients 16+ with high and moderate-risk medical conditions.
On Tuesday, March 23, the State of Delaware will open its COVID-19 vaccination waiting list to any Delawarean who is 50 years old or older.
As of Monday, March 15, Delaware vaccination providers had administered 319,587 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Twenty percent of Delaware's population has received at least one dose of the vaccine.
"This is an important step forward in our vaccination program that will make thousands of high-risk Delaware adults eligible for this life-saving COVID-19 vaccine," said Governor Carney. "Our goal remains the same. We want to distribute this vaccine in a way that's fast and fair. Until we can get enough Delawareans vaccinated, let's all do our part. Wear a mask. Avoid large gatherings. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Stay vigilant."
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