Week 46: Second-dose initiative continues

Positive COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations continue downward trend
February 18, 2021

In order to accommodate more residents who need second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, a drive-thru clinic has been scheduled at Dover International Speedway. The site will be open for six days 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. starting Sunday, Feb. 21.

State officials requested federal assistance to establish a vaccination site that would be able to provide the second-dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to up to 3,000 Delawareans a day for six days.

Coordinated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the site is the first of its kind in FEMA's Region 3

Second-dose appointments will only be available for those who received a first-dose from the Division of Public Health at one of the following events:

  • Dover Division of Motor Vehicles Jan.16 through Jan. 18
  • Salesianum School in Wilmington Jan. 18
  • Delaware City Division of Motor Vehicles Jan 22. through Jan. 24
  • Georgetown Division of Motor Vehicles Jan. 23 and Jan. 24

Moderna and Pfizer vaccines will be provided to those that have received their first dose at these locations.

The second-dose appointments for the FEMA vaccination clinic opened Feb. 17 at Appointments will be made with a simplified scheduling system created by Division of Public Health and not through the CDC VAMS system that some first-dose recipients may have used to make appointments for the Georgetown and Delaware City events in January.

Those without internet access can call DPH at 1-833-643-1715.

To make an appointment for the Dover Speedway clinic, an individual will have to indicate the location and date of the DPH first-dose event they attended. Individuals will have an option to create an appointment for someone else after they create their own, and will be able to have a single email tied to multiple appointments. Everyone who arrives to be vaccinated must have an appointment.

Initially, DPH will initially schedule appointments for the first five days and will open the sixth day as needed.

Visitors can access the vaccination site via the speedway's 1000 Leipsic Road entrance. To reduce waiting, those with appointments are urged not to show up more than an hour early.

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