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DHSS Press Release

Molly Magarik, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Cell 302-357-7498

Date: February 17, 2021


DOVER, DE (Feb. 17, 2021) - The second dose clinic operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and by the State of Delaware will begin Sunday, Feb. 21, rather than Saturday as originally announced. Appointments will still be available starting this morning at 11 a.m. at

The one-day delay is due to inclement weather in other parts of the country and expected in our area that is affecting travel for federal personnel over the next several days.

When scheduling for the vaccination event opens, individuals will be able to choose an appointment from Sunday, Feb. 21 through Thursday, Feb. 25. Additional appointments for Friday, Feb. 26 may be opened later based on demand.

These second-dose appointments will only be available for those who received a first-dose from the Delaware Division of Public Health at one of the following events:

For more details, please see the original announcement at

DPH reminds Delawareans that if you believe you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or have symptoms of illness, make sure to distance yourself from others, particularly vulnerable populations. Older adults and people of any age with serious underlying medical conditions - including serious heart conditions, chronic lung conditions, including moderate to severe asthma, severe obesity and those who are immunocompromised, including through cancer treatment - may have a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

Information about testing events, including community testing sites, permanent fixed testing sites, and free-standing sites operated by the health care systems and hospitals, will be listed on the testing section of the Delaware coronavirus website at

Delawareans over the age of 18 are encouraged to download COVID Alert DE, Delaware's free exposure notification app to help protect your neighbors while ensuring your privacy. Download on the App Store or Google Play.

Individuals with general questions about COVID-19 should call Delaware 2-1-1, individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can text their ZIP code to 898-211, or email Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Medically related questions regarding testing, symptoms, and health-related guidance can be submitted by email at

Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.