• COVID-19 Vaccines: Phase 1B

    Education-related personnel (district/charter/private/parochial/childcare staff)

    Since late January, the Delaware Department of Education (DDOE) organized COVID-19 vaccination opportunities for Delaware public and private K-12 educators and school staff as well as licensed child care providers.

    For K-12 staff, DDOE launched an online pre-registration system for interested educators and school staff to request vaccination. More than 16,000 K-12 educators and school staff requested vaccination through DDOE, and everyone in the system was invited to a vaccination event. An email was also sent to all districts and charter schools to invite all educators and school staff who may not have pre-registered in the system to the event at Dover Downs the weekend of March 13. All interested licensed child care providers also were invited through DDOE’s Office of Child Care Licensing.  

    DDOE’s events, which have included school-based clinics as well as drive-thru events at Dover Downs, were possible thanks to a collaboration with our pharmacy partner, Albertsons/Acme  (site-based clinics) and Division of Public Health (DPH)/FEMA (drive-thru events). At each of the DDOE events, educators and school staff have also received a second dose appointment. All second doses will be completed by April 17.

    We greatly appreciate the assistance of our hosting schools and the many district and DDOE staff volunteers who helped our events run smoothly. As of today, there have been approximately 10,000 educators and school staff vaccinated and over 2,600 child care providers through DDOE events alone.

    On March 27, DDOE will host its final first shot vaccination clinic. Educators and school staff will continue to be able to schedule appointments through pharmacies such as Walgreens as well as take advantage of any other DPH events offered.

     

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    For questions about vaccinating school staff, please contact Education.CovidVaccine@doe.k12.de.us

Last Modified on March 19, 2021