COVID-19 UPDATE
1-19-2021
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 Announces Phase 1B Vaccinations

Governor John Carney and the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) have announced that the State has transitioned to Phase 1B in its COVID-19 vaccination plan starting today, with a focus on Delawareans aged 65 and older. It is estimated there are 200,000 candidates in Phase 1B. Read more.

Governor Carney and DPH Director Karyl Rattay, MD will hold a COVID-19 Update and Public Q&A on the Phase 1B vaccine rollout TONIGHT, January 19 at 7:00 p.m. Members of the public will have the opportunity to ask questions. The Q&A will be streamed on facebook.com/johncarneyde and livestream.com/stateofdelaware.
COVID-19 Vaccination Events
REGISTRATION OPENS TOMORROW

The Division of Public Health and other health care partners have scheduled five drive-through vaccination events for persons 65 and older, as well as for remaining Phase 1A personnel on Friday, January 22 at the Delaware City Division of Motor Vehicles and on Saturday and Sunday, January 23 and 24, at both the Delaware City and Georgetown DMV locations.

These vaccination events are by appointment only. Delawareans who are 65 or older can register at de.gov/covidvaccine. Registration will open at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 20.
DPH to Hold "Virtual" Immunization
Office Hours

The Division of Public Health Vaccine Unit will be holding "virtual" Immunization Office Hours for three weeks in January and February via Zoom. The Office Hours are being held so providers can meet directly with members of the Immunization Program to provide support and review the provider enrollment process. Office hours will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Read more.
DPH Conference Call Scheduled for Physicians and Practice Managers
Wednesday, January 20th

The Division of Public Health in partnership with the Medical Society of Delaware is hosting a series of question and answer conference calls for physicians and their practice managers to address concerns and questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and the vaccination phased plan. The next call will be Wednesday, January 20th. The dial-in number is 888-218-0223. No access code is needed. If you missed last week's DPH Conference Call, click here to listen.
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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