Delaware: COVID-19 Vaccination Program Open to 16+

Delaware: COVID-19 Vaccination Program Open to 16+

WILMINGTON, DE (STL.News) Governor John Carney and the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced on Tuesday that Delaware’s COVID-19 vaccination program is open to Delawareans aged 16 or older.

  • Delawareans who are 16+ may now register on the State of Delaware’s COVID-19 vaccination waiting list at Invitations to state vaccination events will be contingent on supply and prioritized based on age and other risk factors, including pre-existing medical conditions.  Only the Pfizer vaccine is authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for 16- and 17-year-olds.
  • Starting today, pharmacies may also begin vaccinating Delawareans who are 16 or older.
    Medical providers – including primary care doctors, specialty providers, and hospital systems – will continue to vaccinate only Delawareans aged 16-64 with moderate- and high-risk medical conditions and disabilities.  Click here to view a list of updated medical conditions.
  • Tuesday’s 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.

As of Monday, April 5, Delaware providers had administered 502,927 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

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