News from DHSS: Registration to take place TOMORROW (February 23rd) for additional second dose vaccination opportunities in Dover

DOVER (Feb. 22, 2021) – Given additional expected capacity at the ongoing vaccination event at Dover International Speedway, the State of Delaware and Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that appointments will open Tuesday morning for individuals who received their first dose 35 or more days ago from a pharmacy, medical provider, clinic, or other source in Delaware and have not yet obtained a second dose.
 
The newly available appointments will be for the Dover International Speedway vaccination event on Thursday and Friday. Those being vaccinated will need to demonstrate with their vaccination card that they received their first dose on or before January 22. These vaccinations are for individuals who live, work or obtain their health care in Delaware, and received their first dose in Delaware.
 
Scheduled appointments will be canceled for those who can be identified in state vaccination records as not receiving their first dose on or before January 22.
 
Scheduling for these second-dose appointments will open on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at de.gov/fema. Those without Internet access may call DPH at 1-833-643-1715 but should not call until after 11 a.m. Tuesday as no appointments will be available until then, but wait time may be lengthy based on call volume and online registration is urged.
 
Individuals will have an option to create an appointment for someone else after they create their own. However, the appointments are expected to fill quickly and people may not be able to make family appointments for the same time frame. A single email may be tied to multiple appointments. Everyone who arrives to be vaccinated must have an appointment.
 
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 early. Just in case, 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.
 
DPH also announced Monday that the approximately 2,000 individuals vaccinated by DPH at the Chase Center in Wilmington Jan. 30 are being contacted this week to schedule their second dose back at the Chase Center on Saturday, Feb. 27.
 
Additional information about COVID-19 vaccine rollout is available at de.gov/covidvaccine. Questions can be directed to the Vaccine Call Center at 1-833-643-1715. People who are deaf or hard of hearing should call 2-1-1 or text their ZIP code to 898-211. Individuals can email their questions concerning the vaccine to Vaccine@Delaware.gov.

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