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Delaware is ramping up its efforts to vaccinate educators to meet President Biden’s pledge to provide at least one vaccine dose to all educators by the end of the month. 

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Johnson & Johnson’s recently approved vaccine is a one-dose regimen, and can be stored in a normal refrigerator for months.

Delaware received an initial shipment of 8,000 doses Tuesday and expects to use 5,000 this weekend.

Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt talks with Jennifer Horney, the founding director of UD’s Epidemiology Program, about what having a third vaccine means for the state.

 

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Delaware received its first shipment of the single dose Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine Tuesday. And state officials look to use it to help vaccinate more teachers and clear a waiting list of seniors seeking a shot.


The First State fell short of its goal to deliver 18,000 vaccine doses at Dover International Speedway last week.

But the Delaware Emergency Management Agency still deems the mass vaccination event succesful.


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Delaware expects to receive 8,000 doses of the newly approved Johnson & Johnson vaccine as early as the end of this week. 

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Delaware’s Division of Public Health is changing how providers should prioritize distributing the COVID-19 vaccine.

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The state is giving more people access to second COVID-19 vaccine doses at its Dover International Speedway mass vaccination site.

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State officials detail how they’re trying to reach underserved communities to achieve equitable COVID vaccine distribution in the First State.

 

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Delaware continues to focus on distributing second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

And it’s still not clear when the state will resume administering first doses to those still waiting for them.   

  

One of the state’s largest departments began its multi-day budget hearing Tuesday.

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The state's planned mass vaccination center focused on delivering second vaccine dosed in Dover is moving foward starting this weekend

The opening of the center at Dover International Speedway was delayed a day by weather and is now scheduled to start Sunday. 

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A COVID-19 vaccination center opens at Dover International Speedway later this week.

The vaccination center is scheduled for six days starting Sunday, February 21st, and is a joint effort of FEMA, the Delaware Emergency Management Agency, the speedway and other state and federal agencies.

 

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Delaware is steadily making progress in slowing the spread of Coronavirus in the state after the spike in January.

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State health officials are pushing to get the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to those who need it later this week.

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Walgreens presented its plan for COVID-19 vaccinations as part of the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce vaccine roundtable Thursday.

 

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Gov. John Carney is taking new actions to loosen restrictions on public gatherings and advance an equitable rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in the First State. 

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State officials say they are able to store and distribute as much COVID-19 vaccine they receive from the federal government.

 

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Gov. John Carney’s office announced a revised vaccination plan Tuesday.

It includes measures aimed at reaching more people over the age of 65 and tracking vaccine distribution among minority populations. 

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The state continues to recover from the surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations over the past few months.

Sophia Schmidt, Delaware Public Media

The state is officially tweaking its guidance around giving Delawareans second doses of the coronavirus vaccine. 

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The Wilmington VA plans to administer COVID vaccine at an event in Dover this Sunday. The event prioritizes veterans over the age of 75 and those with complex medical conditions.

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Delaware is still struggling with a shortage of coronavirus vaccine — but an end may be in sight. 


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Thousands more seniors as well as educators in Delaware are expected to be vaccinated against the coronavirus this week, after mass vaccination events this weekend were plagued by delays.

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First State seniors are beginning to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. Roughly 500 Delawareans age 65 and older drove through the Delaware City DMV and received their first shot of the vaccine Friday. 


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COVID-19 vaccinations are underway for staff and inmates across Delaware’s prison system.

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Distribution of the coronavirus vaccine nationwide has been criticized as disorganized and slow.

Delaware is now in the second phase of its distribution plan — which makes seniors, as well as frontline essential workers like teachers and food manufacturers, eligible to get shots.

The first day the state’s online registration system went live, tens of thousands of Delawareans 65 or older signed up.  But the state’s supply of the vaccine is lagging behind.

Delaware Public Media’s Sophia Schmidt talks with state Division of Public Health Director Dr. Karyl Rattay about the state’s plan to get its most vulnerable residents vaccinated quickly.

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The online system for seniors in Delaware to sign up to receive the coronavirus vaccine is already getting lots of traffic.


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Delawareans over age 65 and others in phase 1B of the state’s vaccine rollout will soon be able to receive vaccinations. 

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Hospitalizations from COVID-19 dipped  over the weekend.

 

434 people are in the hospital due to the virus, down from a high of 474 last Tuesday. 55 people are considered in critical condition.

 

The average number of new positive cases everyday is also slowly dropping. As of Sunday, there are an average of 714 new positive cases every day.

 

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Delaware plans to create hubs across the state to speed up its distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

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