Start Date: December 15
Health care personnel, Emergency Medical Services agencies, and long-term care staff and residents will receive the vaccine first.
Health care settings in general, and long-term care facility (LTCF) settings in
particular, can be high-risk locations for SARS-CoV-2 exposure and transmission.
Health care personnel are defined as paid and unpaid persons serving in health care
settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious
materials. Early protection of health care personnel is critical to preserve capacity to
care for patients with COVID-19 or other illnesses. LTCF residents are defined as adults
who reside in facilities that provide a range of services, including medical and personal
care, to persons who are unable to live independently. LTCF residents, because of their age,
high rates of underlying medical conditions, and congregate living situation, are at high
risk for infection and severe illness from COVID-19.
Start Date: January 19
Those who are ages 65 and older, as well as those considered frontline essential workers
including: police, fire, teachers, child care providers, food processing workers,
correctional officers, and postal service, public transit and grocery workers will begin
to be vaccinated.
Starting March 23
Start Date: March 23
Persons age 50+ may sign up for the state’s wait list. These persons are still
eligible to get an appointment separately through a pharmacy. You should take
whichever appointment you are able to find first. Persons on the waitlist are
eligible to receive invitations to vaccination events at state-coordinated events
(such as Dover International Speedway, Curative, and Vault Health).