Registration is open for countywide vaccination events planned Feb. 15-19, but anyone attending those events must bring proof of their first vaccination.
Second-dose vaccination events will be held at Delaware Technical Community College campuses in Dover, Wilmington, and Georgetown. The DTCC events are planned for Phase 1A-eligible Delaware workers and 65 and older Delawareans who received their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at previous state-sponsored large vaccination events. In total, 3,800 second-dose appointments will be available. However, officials said, people without proof of their first vaccination on or before Jan. 18 will be turned away, even if they have made an appointment.
Delawareans who received their first vaccination on or before Jan. 18 at an enrolled pharmacy or healthcare provider should contact their provider or pharmacy to schedule a second-dose appointment before attempting to register for a state-sponsored event, officials said. Delaware will allocate second-dose vaccines to enrolled providers as close to the 21- to 28-day window as federal supply allows. Additional state-sponsored, second-dose events are expected to begin as early as Feb. 20 for individuals who received their first dose at state-sponsored events, officials said.
“Our goal is to vaccinate as many Delawareans as possible, as quickly and equitably as possible,” Gov. John Carney said in a press release. “These second-dose events will temporarily reduce our ability to expand access to first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. But we are making significant progress in vaccinating vulnerable 65+ Delawareans and frontline healthcare workers. That will help limit spread of COVID-19 and serious illness among our most vulnerable populations.”