COVID-19 UPDATE
1-28-2021
In an effort to keep our members current on the latest information regarding the coronavirus crisis, the Medical Society of Delaware is sharing the following:
DPH Shares Plan for Administering 2nd COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

The Division of Public Health (DPH) has announced an updated approach to administering second doses in response to new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The CDC announced Friday that an interval of 42 days between doses is acceptable, if adhering to the 21-day (Pfizer) and 28-day (Moderna) intervals is not possible. DPH is recommending to vaccine partners that they schedule second doses between 28 and 35 days after the first dose is administered. 

Second doses of the vaccine do not need to be administered by the same provider or at the same location as an individual’s first dose. It is important that all individuals who are vaccinated receive the same formulations of the vaccine for their second dose. Read more.
DPH Website Offers Answers to Common Questions

The Division of Public Health (DPH) has created a COVID-19 webpage just for medical providers and their staff with key information health care professionals need. COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Medical Providers - Delaware's Coronavirus Official Website.
DPH Vaccine Request Form

MSD has received many calls from our members for more information regarding the process to request vaccines for their offices to administer to patients. The following are key resources that can also be found on the DPH Coronavirus Vaccine webpage.

DPH Answers Physicians' Questions During Weekly Conference Call

The Division of Public Health in partnership with the Medical Society of Delaware held the second in a series of conference calls last night for physicians and practice managers. The calls are designed to provide updates on the COVID-19 vaccine and its distribution. Callers are offered an opportunity to ask questions during the call. Listen to 1-27-2021 call. The next conference call will be Wednesday, February 3rd at 6:00 pm. Dial 888-218-0223. No access code is needed.
Governor Carney & DPH Director Karyl Rattay, MD Answer Questions During Virtual Town Hall

Delaware Governor John Carney and Division of Public Health (DPH) Director Karyl Rattay, MD answered questions from the media and the public regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and its distribution throughout Delaware during a Virtual Town Hall Tuesday night. Questions were answered about the recent vaccine events and what to expect going forward. Watch Virtual Town Hall.
For more information and resources regarding COVID-19, MSD has created a coronavirus resource page on our website. View resource page 
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