56K Phase 1B Candidates Register for Vaccinations on First Day
The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) recorded more than 56,000 requests from age 65 year and older Phase 1B COVID-19 vaccine candidates to request an appointment at vaccination events.The first 33,000 requests were submitted by 10:00 a.m.
The requests being submitted create a waiting list for vaccination appointments, and do not immediately provide an appointment time and location, which will be offered to requesters as they become available.
DPH drive-through vaccination events will be held this Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Delaware City and Georgetown and will provide the first opportunity for persons who requested an appointment to be vaccinated. Invitations to make appointments for these events will be extended on Thursday, with highest priority for the limited slots going to individuals with age and health conditions that put them at greater risk.
Email invitations to create an account and schedule an appointment will come from VAMS, the Vaccine Administration Management System created by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) for use in multiple states. It will contain an individualized link and instructions.
DPH has released a new link to use to register for the COVID-19 Vaccine - vaccinerequest.delaware.gov. Please share with your patients.