The Division of Public Health (DPH) is announcing walk-in hours at five of its public health clinics for those interested in getting a COVID-19 vaccination.
The new vaccination walk-up clinics, which started this week, are offering the Pfizer vaccine. No appointment is necessary. The clinics are open to any individual 16 years or older. Pfizer is the only vaccine currently FDA-approved to served individuals under the age of 18.
The clinics, located in Dover, Georgetown, Milford, Seaford, and Wilmington, are handicap-accessible and are located within walking distance of DART routes. Walk-in hours are 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., and 1:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Details can be found at de.gov/getmyvaccine.
As of Wednesday, April 28, a total of 400,635 Delaware residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 281,013 have been fully vaccinated.
“We are truly excited to offer these new walk-in opportunities at our public health clinics as a way to both increase access and reduce barriers to getting vaccinated,” said DPH Director Dr. Karyl Rattay. “These sites help us reach more Delawareans in the communities where they live, and the walk-in option provides a measure of convenience for people who have challenges with scheduling or who may decide on a whim that this is the day they want to get vaccinated. We want to be able to accommodate that.”
The walk-up opportunities at these five clinics will make accessing the vaccine easier for younger people who may lack transportation and other individuals who may have had a harder time making it to large-scale vaccination events.
DPH encourages everyone, particularly families with high school and college-aged students, to take advantage of these walk-up opportunities ahead of graduation, vacation and the summer season.
“The more individuals who are 16 and older that we can fully vaccinate, the sooner we can all get back to doing the things we enjoy most,” said Dr. Rattay. “Getting our youth and their families vaccinated will allow more opportunities to get together with loved ones and friends and take advantage of summer activities.”
As of Wednesday, April 28, 5.4% of the state’s 16-17-year-old population have been fully vaccinated, while 15.9% of the state’s 18-34-year-old population have been fully vaccinated.
The Public Health clinic locations offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccination hours are:
New Castle County:
- Porter Public Health Clinic, 509 W. 8th St., 2nd floor, Wilmington
- Williams Public Health Clinic, 805 River Road, Dover
- Riverwalk Public Health Clinic, 253 NE Front St., Milford
- Adams Public Health Clinic, 546 S. Bedford St., Georgetown
- Shipley Public Health Clinic, 350 Virginia Ave., Seaford
Visit de.gov/covidvaccine to learn more about Delaware’s COVID-19 vaccination program. Find testing events and locations at de.gov/gettested. Download COVID Alert DE in the App Store or Google Play.
Anyone with a general question about COVID-19 should call Delaware 2-1-1. Those who are deaf or hard of hearing can text their ZIP code to 898-211, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Medically related questions regarding testing, symptoms, and health-related guidance can be submitted by email at DPHCall@delaware.gov.
Visit de.gov/coronavirus for the latest information on Delaware’s COVID-19 response.