COVID-19 Vaccination Event: Saturday, April 24 (First Dose)

Vaccination Event Information:

If you:

  • live in Delaware, or work or receive health care in Delaware, or
  • are a student at a Delaware college, or a Delaware resident who attends college elsewhere

you may sign up here for a first dose of Moderna vaccine on Saturday, April 24 at Dover International Speedway.

For students at Delaware colleges (DCAD, DSU, DTCC, GBC, UD, Wesley, Wilmington), you do not need to be a Delaware resident to be vaccinated, and may be either a full- or part-time student.

This vaccination event will use the Moderna vaccine, which requires two doses at least 28 days apart to be fully effective, meaning a second dose will be due on or after May 22. This second dose event will occur in Dover but not at Dover International Speedway. You will receive information when you are vaccinated, or by email later, about how to receive your second dose.

You must be 18 or older to receive this vaccine. The Moderna vaccine is not approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration for those under age 18. Do not make an appointment if you are under 18.

 

[CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]

Once you are on the registration site, please choose a time and then complete the information on the next page in order to make an appointment.

***Please note the following important instructions for the day of the vaccination *** 

  • If you are a Delaware resident, please bring photo identification or other proof of residency and confirmation of your appointment.
  • For non-resident individuals who work or receive health care in Delaware, you will have to show proof that you work in Delaware, such as a paystub or workplace ID, or are medically treated in Delaware, such as a medical bill. Please also being confirmation of your appointment.
  • If you are a student at a Delaware college who is not a resident, please bring photo identification, a student ID or other proof you are a Delaware college student, and confirmation of your appointment.
  • This is a drive-through event; you will remain in your vehicle to be vaccinated.
  • Please arrive at Dover International Speedway at the time of your appointment. Arriving earlier will only cause you and others to have to wait longer.  
  • Only individuals with appointments will be vaccinated, but multiple people with appointments may arrive in the same vehicle.
  • Please enter Dover International Speedway at 1000 Leipsic Road, Dover. Do not use the main entrance to the Speedway and Dover Downs Hotel and Casino from Route 13.   
  • Please print and fill out the vaccination information form and pre-vaccination screening found at https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/177/2021/04/2021-04-13_ir_form-English-1.pdf . You should fill the fields marked in yellow, NOT FIELDS MARKED IN GREEN. The pre-vaccination screening questions are about your health on the day of your appointment. If you cannot print and fill out the form in advance, copies will be available on site. This form is required for a second dose even though you filled it out for your first dose.
  • If you have experienced dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting after any previous vaccinations or skin injections (like an IV of blood donation), please have someone else drive you to and from your vaccination appointment. Please also tell the person administering your vaccine about your history with any of these symptoms.
  • If you have a disability for which you need an accommodation during your appointment, please call 1-833-643-1715 and press option 3, or email vaccine@delaware.gov 

 

Thank you for protecting yourself and your community by being vaccinated.

 

Date: 04/24/2021 (Sat.)

Location: Dover International Speedway

1000 Leipsic Rd, Dover, DE 19901


Governor Carney Announces COVID-19 Vaccination Program Fully Open

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

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney and the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) on Tuesday 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.”

Visit de.gov/covidvaccine for information on Delaware’s COVID-19 vaccination program.

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.  

Visit de.gov/coronavirus to get the latest on Delaware’s response to COVID-19.

Visit de.gov/gettested to learn more about free COVID-19 testing.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Program Will Open to Delawareans 16+ on April 6

Waitlist will open to all Delawareans aged 16 and older; Delawareans 16+ eligible for vaccine at pharmacies, mass vaccination events, and community sites  

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney and the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) announced Tuesday that on April 6, all Delawareans aged 16 or older will become eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at pharmacies, community vaccination sites, and mass vaccination events hosted by the State of Delaware. 

  • Beginning at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 6, Delawareans who are 16+ may register on the State of Delaware’s COVID-19 vaccination waiting list at vaccinerequest.delaware.govInvitations to state vaccination events will be contingent on supply and prioritized based on age and other risk factors, including pre-existing medical conditions. 
  • Pharmacies may also begin vaccinating Delawareans who are 16+ on Tuesday, April 6. 
  • 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, March 29, Delaware providers had administered 439,391 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. More than 30 percent of Delaware’s population has received at least one shot. 

“Today’s announcement means that more Delawareans who want to be vaccinated will have the chance to find a shot,” said Governor Carney. “All three of these vaccines are extremely safe, and extremely effective against serious illness, hospitalization, and death. I’d urge all Delawareans to take the first shot you’re offered. That’s how we’ll beat this virus, and get back to spending more time with friends and family.”

Visit de.gov/covidvaccine for information on Delaware’s COVID-19 vaccination program. 

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.  

Visit de.gov/coronavirus to get the latest on Delaware’s response to COVID-19. 

Visit de.gov/gettested to learn more about free COVID-19 testing. 

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Governor Carney Receives First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

DOVER, Del. — Governor John Carney on Sunday received the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at Dover International Speedway. On Saturday, First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney received the one-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at the weekend Speedway event, organized by the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH), the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA), and the Delaware National Guard (DNG). 

Governor Carney issued the following statement on Sunday:

“Tracey and I could not be more grateful for the hard work of scientists who made these vaccines a reality, and made this day possible for so many Delawareans. All three COVID-19 vaccines are safe and extremely effective against serious illness, hospitalization, and death. We urge every Delawarean to get their shot as soon as possible. That’s how we’ll beat this virus. Let’s also continue to recognize all of the nurses, emergency responders and other frontline workers who continue to lead our response to COVID-19. Thank you to everyone at DPH and DEMA, to the National Guardsmen and women for their tireless efforts, DelDOT workers, Medical Reserve Corps volunteers and all of our partners for stepping up and supporting your neighbors through this crisis.”

More than 10,000 Delawareans received the COVID-19 vaccine at Dover International Speedway on Saturday and Sunday. As of Saturday, March 27, Delaware providers had administered 424,975 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

 

Click here for photos and video of Governor Carney’s vaccination. 

Click here for photos of First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney’s vaccination.


Governor Carney Announces Updates to COVID-19 Vaccination Program

Pharmacies can begin 50+ vaccinations Wednesday; providers can vaccinate patients 16+ with high- and moderate-risk medical conditions

WILMINGTON, Del. – Governor John Carney and the Delaware Division on Public Health (DPH) on Tuesday announced an expansion of Delaware’s COVID-19 vaccination program. An image that explains the changes to the vaccine program.

  • On Wednesday, pharmacies in Delaware may begin vaccinating ​Delawareans aged 50+. 
  • Also on Wednesday, health care providers, including hospitals, may vaccinate patients 16+ with high ​and moderate-risk medical condition​s. Providers who are NOT vaccinating may refer patients to hospital systems. Delawareans should contact their medical provider ​about vaccination opportunities. DPH has also encouraged providers to contact their highest risk patients directly to schedule vaccination appointments. Non-paid caregivers of Delawareans with high- and moderate-risk medical conditions may also qualify for vaccination through medical providers.
  • On Tuesday, March 23, the State of Delaware will open its COVID-19 vaccination waiting list at vaccinerequest.delaware.gov to any ​Delawarean, 50+. 

Visit de.gov/covidvaccine for a list of high- and moderate-risk medical conditions, participating vaccination providers, and additional information on Delaware’s COVID-19 vaccination program.

As of Monday, March 15, Delaware vaccination providers had administered 319,587 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Twenty percent of Delaware’s population has received at least one dose of the vaccine. Governor Carney’s announcement on Tuesday is in line with President Biden’s directive to make all adults eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine by May 1. 

“This is an important step forward in our vaccination program that will make thousands of high-risk Delaware adults eligible for this life-saving COVID-19 vaccine,” said Governor Carney. “Our goal remains the same. We want to distribute this vaccine in a way that’s fast and fair. Until we can get enough Delawareans vaccinated, let’s all do our part. Wear a mask. Avoid large gatherings. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Stay vigilant.”

“Our vaccine supply has significantly increased, and as the number of seniors who are requesting vaccination appointments continues to drop, we are in a position to make them available to more Delawareans,” said DPH Director Dr. Karyl Rattay. “So we are making a strong push through the end of March to vaccinate the remaining seniors 65+ and frontline essential workers who want a vaccine, and are excited to be able to begin reaching other vulnerable Delawareans.”

Over the next several weeks, the State of Delaware will continue to focus on vaccinating 65+ Delawareans who are registered on the state’s waiting list. Any Delawarean who is 65+ and not currently registered on the state’s vaccination waiting list should register at vaccinerequest.delaware.gov for an opportunity to be vaccinated. Invitations for state-coordinated vaccination are now being sent to all persons remaining on the waiting list.

According to the State of Delaware’s new vaccination guidance, Delaware health care providers, including hospitals, should use their clinical judgement to vaccinate ​individuals 16-64 with underlying health conditions. The list of qualifying conditions provided by the State is not an all-inclusive of eligible conditions.

The State of Delaware also will continue to partner with employers to vaccinate front-line, 1B-eligible workers, and begin moving into vaccinations for other essential workers. Employers who have not contacted the Division of Public Health (DPH) should email vaccineplanning@delaware.gov to begin developing vaccination plans for their employees. 

Learn more about Delaware’s COVID-19 vaccination program at de.gov/covidvaccine

Find testing events and locations at de.gov/gettested.   

Download COVID Alert DE in the App Store or Google Play.   

Anyone with a general question about COVID-19 should call Delaware 2-1-1. Those who are deaf or hard of hearing can text their ZIP code to 898-211, or email delaware211@uwde.org. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Medically related questions regarding testing, symptoms, and health-related guidance can be submitted by email at DPHCall@delaware.gov.  

Visit de.gov/coronavirus for the latest information on Delaware’s COVID-19 response. 

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