This phase includes people 65 and older, along with teachers, childcare providers, first responders, grocery store workers and other frontline essential workers.
Seniors are being asked to register their interest in receiving a vaccine in advance.
The following is the latest information about how other subgroups in Phase 1B will receive updates on vaccinations:
K-12 educators: The Department of Education is partnering with Acme/Safeway pharmacies to host vaccination events for educators at multiple school sites throughout the state, and to allow educators to be vaccinated at Acme/Safeway pharmacy locations. More details will come next week.
Child care workers: Vaccination options specifically for child care workers will be released the week of January 25 and closely resemble options available to K-12 educators and school staff.
Correctional officers: Officers performing 1A functions have been offered the opportunity to get vaccinated, as have a small number of inmates and officers over the age of 65 with serious medical conditions. DOC will continue receiving vaccines as supply allows and will continue vaccinating inmates and officers in order based on age and health condition.
Other frontline essential workers: Vaccination planning for eligible frontline essential workers is underway. The Division of Small Business will release information in the coming days that will assist employers who want to host their own vaccination events for their employees or who want to help their employees learn where to get vaccinated. In the meantime, questions from frontline employers about the vaccination process can be emailed to Covid19faq@delaware.gov.
Pharmacies: A list of pharmacies taking COVID-19 vaccine appointments will be available at de.gov/covidvaccine starting the week of January 25. Pharmacies are asked to limit their efforts in their stores at this time to Phase 1A and Phase 1B individuals 65 and over.
Primary care providers: Vaccines will be available to those 65 and over from some primary care and specialty care providers, such as medical practices, urgent care sites, and for patients of Federally Qualified Health Centers. Some providers will contact their own patients to offer vaccination appointments, and others may invite the public to request appointments. Medical providers who wish to vaccinate individuals must enroll in the state’s immunization system through a separate process. Information and instructions can be found on the Medical Provider page of de.gov/covidvaccine.
DPH vaccination events: DPH and its partners have scheduled five drive-through vaccination events for persons 65 and older, as well as for remaining Phase 1A personnel, on January 22 at the Delaware City Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and on January 23 and 24, at both the Delaware City and Georgetown DMV locations. These vaccination events are by appointment only. The Delaware City DMV will close at noon on Friday to accommodate the vaccination event.