From: Cape Gazette
Registration expanded March 23 to anyone 50 and older who wants to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
Registration is available on the State of Delaware’s COVID-19 vaccine waiting list at vaccinerequest.delaware.gov.
“We’re excited to be able to provide another option for persons 50+ to get vaccinated during this unprecedented public health effort,” said Division of Public Health Director Dr. Karyl Rattay. “Even with increased vaccine supply, we continue to ask everyone to be patient. We have a large population to vaccinate and it may take several weeks to get to everyone.”
DPH, the Delaware Emergency Management Agency and the Delaware National Guard will host large vaccination events to begin to serve the expanded wait list beginning on Saturday, March 27, and Sunday, March 28, at Dover International Speedway. Invitations for the limited appointments will be based on risk factors, including pre-existing medical conditions. In the weeks ahead, Delawareans registered on the waiting list will receive invitations for speedway events, Curative vaccination sites and other community vaccination clinics.
The number of available appointments will be contingent on vaccine supply, officials said.
As of March 22, Delaware vaccination providers had administered 377,295 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. One in four Delawareans has received at least one shot.
“As supply increases, we continue to expand access to these life-saving COVID-19 vaccines,” said Gov. John Carney. “Our goal remains the same: we want to distribute these vaccines in a way that’s fast and fair. I would encourage all Delawareans to take the first shot you’re offered.”
The state also is working with additional essential workforce employers to vaccinate their employees this weekend. Essential employees may receive invitations from their employers to attend this weekend’s events.
Last week, pharmacies statewide began vaccinating Delawareans aged 50 and older. Delawareans 16-64 with high- or moderate-risk are eligible to receive the vaccine from medical providers, including hospital systems.