Delawareans 16 and older will be able to get COVID vaccines starting April 6 from pharmacies and the state will open registration for appointments on the same day.
The state waiting list that would notify people of community and mass vaccination events run by the state will open at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 6. Pharmacies will be allowed to vaccinate anyone 16 and older, and those with moderate-and high-risk medical conditions or disabilities will continue to receive vaccines from primary care doctors, specialty providers and hospital systems.
The March 30 announcement makes all adults in Delaware eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine weeks ahead of President Biden’s target date of May 1. Access to appointments will be contingent on supply of the COVID-19 vaccines, officials said.
“Today’s announcement means that more Delawareans who want to be vaccinated will have the chance to find a shot,” said Gov. John Carney in a press release. “All three of these vaccines are extremely safe, and extremely effective against serious illness, hospitalization, and death. I’d urge all Delawareans to take the first shot you’re offered. That’s how we’ll beat this virus, and get back to spending more time with friends and family.”
As of March 29, Delaware providers had administered 439,391 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine – more than 30 percent of Delaware’s population.