Here’s how to sign up to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Delaware
Trying to sign up for the coronavirus vaccine in New Castle, Kent, and Sussex counties? WHYY has answers.
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Updated April 6, 2021
All Delawareans 16 and older will be eligible for the vaccine.
In all three counties — New Castle, Kent, and Sussex — eligible residents can receive the vaccine from pharmacies, vaccination events, or medical providers. To see whether your medical provider is offering the vaccine, as well as which one (Pfizer or Moderna), visit the guide here. Sites like Find a Shot or Vaccine Finder — which conduct automated searches for appointments based on ZIP code, with real-time updates on availability — can help streamline scheduling at all area pharmacies.
Delawareans can also use the sign-up link here to see where vaccine appointments are available and schedule one at a local pharmacy, or register here to request an appointment at an upcoming mass vaccination event. Pharmacy sign-up is currently available to those 50 and older, while mass vaccination event registration is currently available only to those 65 and older, and Phase 1A individuals (health care workers and long-term care facility residents and staff).
For those without computer or internet access, contact the Division of Public Health Vaccine Call Center at 1-833-643-1715. The call center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Note that even if you are eligible to receive a vaccine, an appointment may not be immediately available to you. That’s because there’s a limited supply of vaccines, which means there aren’t enough slots for everyone who requests an appointment to be scheduled right away. And in Delaware, people are prioritized based on risk factors. That means that someone who is 82 and has COPD might get an appointment a few days after signing up, while someone who’s 65 and doesn’t have any critical medical conditions might have to wait longer.
That said, if you sign up for a vaccination event and do not immediately receive an invitation to schedule an appointment, the state will hold your request so you can receive an invitation for future vaccination events.
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