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First State lines up new places to distribute vaccine doses

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Delaware holds a vaccination event at the beach as it works to deliver another 17,000 vaccinations by July. 


Delaware will administer shots at the Starboard in Dewey Beach this Saturday from 4 p.m to 9 p.m.

It’s part of a changing vaccination approach by the state that coincides with President Biden’s new month-long push to hit his goal of having 70% of adults receive at least one vaccine shot by July.


"This will be either Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson. It will be right over on Salisbury Street," Delaware Emergency management Agency director A.J. Schall. "Thank you to the town of Dewey, thank you to the Starboard, and all the partners are going to make this happen. And again, you know, we were doing 5000 [people] events just a few weeks ago and now when we're able to get 100 or a few hundred people, it's a win."

Curative vaccination sites are also shifting to reach more people according to Schall.

"At the end of this week, they will no longer be at the Dover Del Tech site," said Schall. "They will be using that team, personnel, and equipment to actually go around to mobile sites throughout the state as we find areas that have lower vaccination rates or events that might have a high number of people from foot traffic where we could try to target them that way."

Curative will be at Delaware State University on Tuesdays, in Newark on Main Street on Wednesdays, in Rehoboth Beach Thursdays, at Del Tech in Dover on Fridays, and spend Saturdays at the Milford Farmers Market from June 12 to October 9.

As of Tuesday, over 66% of Delawareans over 18 have had at least one dose.

More vaccine information is available at the state's vaccine website.

Joe brings over 20 years of experience in news and radio to Delaware Public Media and the All Things Considered host position. He joined DPM in November 2019 as a reporter and fill-in ATC host after six years as a reporter and anchor at commercial radio stations in New Castle and Sussex Counties.