Delaware officers are partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to open a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination web site for six days starting Saturday.
Officials said FEMA will provide resources and staffing and operational assist at the vaccination web site at Dover International Speedway.
State officers requested federal help to ascertain a vaccination web site to supply second doses of vaccine to as much as 3,000 Delawareans a day for six days.
The second-dose appointments will probably be obtainable solely for those that obtained first doses at one among 4 state-run mass vaccination occasions final month.
Appointments are required for the FEMA vaccination clinic and will probably be accepted beginning at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Click here for sign up.
On arrival at the location, individuals must present affirmation of their appointments and vaccination card with proof of their first COVID-19 vaccination.
Public well being officers will initially schedule appointments for the primary 5 days, Feb. 20-24, and can open the sixth day as wanted.
A spokeswoman for the Division of Public Health stated the state has reserved doses particularly for the FEMA occasions so that offer will probably be obtainable. Delaware’s vaccine web site confirmed about 7,500 doses remaining as of Tuesday afternoon. Officials stated practically 16,000 of the roughly 30,000 doses allotted to Delaware this week will probably be distributed for first-dose administration.
As of Tuesday, officers had reported 79,071 confirmed COVID-19 circumstances in Delaware and 1,291 COVID-related deaths. More than half the reported deaths contain residents of long-term care amenities, though long-term care residents account for lower than 3% of COVID-19 circumstances.