State health officials have plans to administer second doses of vaccineSeniors and others who received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine during state-sponsored mass events in January can register to receive a second dose. RON MACARTHUR PHOTOSRon MacArthurFebruary 12, 2021
Statewide and Sussex County COVID-19 positive cases and hospitalizations are trending down in early February.
On Feb. 6, there were 55 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized in Sussex County, compared with a peak of 122 persons on Jan. 20. Positive cases have fallen in 2021 from a high of 332 on Jan. 8 to 114 new cases on Feb. 6.
State announces plans for second doses
Registration for second-dose COVID-19 vaccine Curative events opened Feb. 11.
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Next week’s second-dose events will be hosted from Feb. 15-19 at Delaware Technical Community College campuses in Georgetown, Dover and Wilmington. The events are planned for Phase 1A-eligible Delaware workers and 65+ Delawareans who received their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at state-sponsored large vaccination events. In total, 3,800 second dose appointments will be available. Anyone without proof of first vaccination on or before Jan. 18 will be turned away from the vaccination events, even if they have an appointment.
Those 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. State health officials 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 Saturday, Feb. 20, for individuals who received their first dose at state-sponsored events.
Only Moderna vaccines will be administered at the Curative second-dose sites.
Learn more at de.gov/covidvaccine.
Delawareans who have lost their vaccination card should email their full name and date of birth to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit de.gov/coronavirus for the latest information on Delaware’s COVID-19 response. Find testing events and locations at de.gov/gettested.