AARP Offers  Vaccine Tips for Friends and Family

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Wilmington – AARP Delaware commends the State of Delaware for reaching so many Delawareans so rapidly to sign up and receive a COVID vaccine. We’ve heard from our members, and can offer some tips to make the process even easier as you plan to go online and get a vaccine appointment.

“We hear from our volunteers, members and their families all the time, and many of them have already received their vaccine,” said AARP State Director Lucretia Young. “We believe the state is doing a great job, and want to make sure those who still need their vaccine can get one quickly and easily.”

  • For those Delawareans age 50+, before you enter the state’s pharmacy website to search for a vaccine appointment, you may want to sign up for the affinity program with your pharmacy of choice (Walgreen’s, Rite Aid, Walmart.) Pharmacies are requiring you to be a member prior to getting a vaccine appointment.
  • Some vaccine locations require health insurance information to register for a vaccine. Have your information ready when you go online to streamline the process.
  • When you register on the State’s online waiting list, you will not receive an email to confirm you are registered. Once you secure an appointment, you will receive an email to confirm.
  • If you need transportation to a vaccine appointment, or need homebound services, contact your County office.
  • Your vaccine is free of charge. Be wary of any scams asking for your Medicare information to pay for your vaccine or ensure you get an appointment.

Stay healthy and stay safe. You can get up-to-the-minute vaccine information at aarp.org/devaccine.