As of today (12/21), approximately 3,500 doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Delaware health care workers.
On Friday (12/18), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization for the second COVID-19 vaccine. The action allows the Moderna vaccine to be distributed for use in individuals 18 years of age and older.
Delaware is expected to receive 16,700 doses of the Moderna vaccine this week, along with another 2,925 doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
Most of the doses will be shipped directly to enrolled providers, including hospitals and health centers.
High-risk health care, long-term care, EMS and other health care personnel are part of those eligible to receive the vaccine in the first phase of distribution.
Like the Pfizer vaccine, the Moderna vaccine requires two doses, administered several weeks apart.
A Delaware Vaccine Call Center has been established (see graphic). Questions can also be emailed to: email@example.com