The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and state officials are partnering to open a drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site at Dover International Speedway for six days beginning Saturday, February 20.
FEMA will provide resources, staffing and operational support at this location.
The State of Delaware requested federal assistance to establish a vaccination site that would be able to provide the second-dose of the COVID-19 vaccine for up to 3,000 Delawareans a day for six days.
These second-dose appointments will only be available for those who received a first-dose from the Division of Public Health at one of the following events:
- Dover Division of Motor Vehicles on January 16th through January 18th
- Salesianum School in Wilmington on January 18th
- Delaware City Division of Motor Vehicles on January 22nd through 24th
- Georgetown Division of Motor Vehicles on January 23rd and January 24th
Both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines will be provided to those that have received their first dose at these locations.
Reservations for the second-dose FEMA vaccination clinic appointments will open on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at: de.gov/fema.
Appointments will be made with a simplified scheduling system created by the Division of Public Health and not through the CDC VAMS system that some first-dose recipients may have used to make appointments for the Georgetown and Delaware City events in January. Those without internet access may call DPH at 1-833-643-1715 but should not call until after 11 a.m. Wednesday as no appointments will be available until then, but wait time may be lengthy based on call volume and online registration is urged.
To make an appointment for the Dover Speedway clinic, an individual will have to indicate the location and date of the DPH first dose event they attended from the list above. Individuals will have an option to create an appointment for someone else after they create their own, and will be able to have a single email tied to multiple appointments.
Everyone who arrives to be vaccinated must have an appointment.
Vaccinations will occur between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day, scheduled in 15-minute increments. Initially, the DPH will schedule appointments for the first five days (February 20-24) and will operate on the sixth day as needed.
Visitors can access the vaccination site via Dover International Speedway’s Leipsic Road entrance. To reduce waiting, those with appointments will be urged not to show up more than an hour early.
Those arriving at the site need to ensure:
- You enter the Speedway grounds via 1000 Leipsic Road, not the main entrance from Route 13.
- Your vehicle has a full tank of gas.
- You have personal identification (a driver’s licenses or photo ID).
- Proof of first COVID-19 vaccination (vaccination card).
- Confirmation of your appointment.
- Snacks to enjoy while waiting in line.
“The surge flexibility that FEMA offers allows other partners to continue with first doses and advanced planning," said Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) Director A.J. Schall. "This event would not be possible without Dover International Speedway, Kent County EMS, St. Francis Hospital EMS, Delaware Department of Transportation (DELDOT), law enforcement, and FEMA."