2nd Phase of COVID Vaccinations


Yamilex Hernandez, staff

People with Phase 1b COVID-19 have started to be offered the vaccine at the beginning of this week, January 19 in Delaware. Dr. Sandra Gibney, from the Lt. Governor Bethany Hall-Long’s COVID-19 task force states, “We need to get as many people vaccinated as soon as possible. We use the honor system on some of these things, but the bottom line is to protect us all, we need to get the vaccination out,”. The Delaware Division of Public Health has worked to develop an appointment registration style system for the vaccinations. The people in Phase 1b include senior citizens 65 years and older, educators, child care workers, grocery store employees, & other front-line workers. DPH spokeswoman Jen Brestel explains, “It is Delaware’s intent to conduct large vaccination events efficiently and safely without the chaos that has been seen in some other states,”.