Issue 7.02
January 8, 2021
Kick Off the New Year with us on Jan. 11
Much has been written and said of the year 2020, so I’ll spare you all of the oft repeated rhetoric. What I know about 2021 is that we will start the year much like the way we ended the last, and dive right into issues we know need our attention.

It is no coincidence that our Annual Dinner Committee wanted to feature speakers that would hit important topics head on. Read more >

Message from the Chair
Although this message will be delivered in January at our first-ever virtual Annual Dinner, I am writing to you just days after the declaration of Delaware’s own Joe Biden as the President-Elect. His Vice-Presidential running mate, Kamala Harris, broke barriers as the first woman, first Black and first South Asian person elected to this office. This is a time of celebration and change but also a time of deep challenge for our community, our state, and our country. Read more >
Delaware's COVID-19 Vaccination Plan
The Delaware Division of Public Health is working with federal, state and local stakeholders to implement an efficient and equitable distribution of one or more COVID-19 vaccines to all Delaware communities. It is the goal of DPH to make safe and effective COVID-19 vaccination available through a phased allocation, or rollout, first to health care workers, including those who care for vulnerable populations, and other first responders, followed closely by vulnerable populations and critical infrastructure workers, and then expand opportunities that are inclusive of all who live or work in Delaware. View their resource page >

CDC: About the COVID-19 Vaccine
The US has administered
5.48 million doses

The biggest vaccination campaign in history has begun. More than 15.9 million doses in 37 countries have been administered, according to data collected by Bloomberg. Delivering billions more will be one of the greatest logistical challenges ever undertaken.

Vaccinations in the U.S. began Dec. 14 with health-care workers, and so far 5.48 million doses have been given, according to a state-by-state tally by Bloomberg and data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. View the tracker >
5 Things You Need to Know
  1. The vaccine will be safe.
  2. You can’t get COVID-19 from the vaccine.
  3. Any side effects from the vaccine will probably be a lot like common side effects from other vaccines.
  4. The risk of serious problems from COVID-19 is higher than the risk of serious problems from a vaccine.
  5. The COVID-19 vaccine will be a powerful tool in the fight to end the pandemic.

Vaccine Development 101
FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) ensures that FDA’s rigorous scientific and regulatory processes are followed by those who pursue the development of vaccines. Vaccine development is a complex science. FDA’s scientific and regulatory advice to vaccine developers, as well as FDA’s evaluation to determine the safety and effectiveness of vaccines, are among the most robust in the world. Learn more >
COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs
A primer on vaccine allocation, prioritization, and timelines
The Food and Drug Administration has granted emergency use authorization (EUA) for COVID-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer and Moderna. These were among the more than 200 vaccine candidates in development in early 2020, and they are expected to be the first of multiple vaccines to become available in the United States in the coming months. Download the fact sheet to learn what it all means for you > 
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