Governor Carney Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Program Fully Open

April 14th, 2021

Medical providers, hospital systems may vaccinate Delawareans 16+ without high-risk medical conditions

Governor John Carney and the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, announced that medical providers, including hospital systems, may now vaccinate Delawareans aged 16 or older - whether or not they have a high-risk medical condition.

The state’s COVID-19 vaccination program is now fully open to Delawareans 16+ at any vaccination provider. As of Monday, April 12, Delaware providers had administered 568,003 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.=

“This news means that any eligible Delawarean who wants a COVID-19 vaccine should be able to get one - whether it’s at their doctor’s office, a local pharmacy, or a community vaccination event,” said Governor Carney. “We’re vaccinating thousands of Delawareans each day. I’d encourage all Delawareans to get the shot. If you’re concerned, talk to your doctor, or members of your family and friends who have already received the vaccine. That’s how we’ll beat this virus.”

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Anyone with a question about COVID-19, whether related to medical or social service needs, should call Delaware 2-1-1. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can text their ZIP code to 898-211. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  

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