More than 9 million people have received the first dose of their coronavirus vaccine and more than 27 million doses have been distributed in the United States according to the U.S. Control and Prevention report last Tuesday. Delaware has reported over 74,000 COVID19 cases and over 1,000 COVID19-realted deaths. The COVID19 vaccine was first introduced in Delaware in mid-December, provided only for healthcare workers. In late-December, long-term care staff, long-term care residents and emergency medical personal were next in line to receive the vaccine.
Phase 1B began last week and included persons aged 65 and older, as well as those considered frontline essential workers including: police, fire, teachers, childcare providers, food processing workers, correctional officers, postal service, public transit and grocery workers. As of today, 68,995 doses of the COVID19 vaccine has been administered!.
Phase 2, tentatively starting in April, include people 50-64, people 16-49 with moderate-risk medical conditions and other essential workers not included in Phase 1. Phase 3 includes people 16-49 and essential workers not included in earlier phases. Phase 4 is anyone who has was not eligible to receive the vaccine in previous phases.
Many are feeling confused and frustrated about the vaccine roll out – you’re not alone in this.
As we obtain additional information, we will share it with you. More information regarding the vaccine rollout and scheduling your appointment for the COVID19 vaccine can be found at: https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/vaccin