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DPH Advises Vaccine Providers To Offer Booster Doses For All Three COVID-19 Vaccine Brands To Eligible DelawareansDate Posted: October 22, 2021
Bancroft Bridge In Need of Substantial Repairs or Replacement After Damage From FloodDate Posted: October 22, 2021
Governor Carney Signs Bill Creating Tuition Waiver Program for Youth Aging Out of Foster CareDate Posted: October 21, 2021
Block House Pond Delaware Historical Marker UnveilingDate Posted: October 21, 2021
Piping Plovers Experience Poor Nest Productivity Year in DelawareDate Posted: October 21, 2021
Delaware Hosts Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: Delawareans Encouraged to Dispose of Unused MedicationDate Posted: October 20, 2021
Division for the Visually Impaired Celebrates White Cane Safety DayDate Posted: October 20, 2021
Trout Stocked in White Clay Creek to Provide Fall Fishing OpportunitiesDate Posted: October 20, 2021
Rosedale Beach Boat Ramp to Close Temporarily for RepairsDate Posted: October 19, 2021
The Delaware Public Archives is Pleased to Announce the Digital Release of The Abram H. Draper CollectionDate Posted: October 19, 2021
DNREC Announces Grants to Support Communities With Pollution Restoration ProjectsDate Posted: October 19, 2021
Augustine Beach Boat Ramp Temporary Closure Extended Through Oct. 28Date Posted: October 18, 2021
Delaware Natural Gas Prices Set to Rise Ahead of Winter Heating SeasonDate Posted: October 18, 2021
Historical Affairs Programs in November 2021Date Posted: October 18, 2021
In Memoriam: General Colin L. PowellDate Posted: October 18, 2021
Three Residents Indicted for Insurance Fraud by Grand JuryDate Posted: October 18, 2021
Governor Carney, DHSS Formalize Vaccine or Testing Requirement for EducatorsDate Posted: October 18, 2021
Delaware State University Project Seeks Input on DNREC OutreachDate Posted: October 18, 2021
Delaware Natural Resources Police Investigate Motor Vehicle Accident with Injuries at Abessinio StadiumDate Posted: October 16, 2021
Weekly COVID-19 Update – Oct. 15, 2021: COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations DecliningDate Posted: October 15, 2021
Use Caution with Unfamiliar Wild Animals: Skunk Tests Positive for Rabies After Attacking Feral CatDate Posted: October 15, 2021
DATE Celebrates the Launch of the State’s First Impaired Driving Simulator ProgramDate Posted: October 14, 2021
Delaware’s Division of Developmental Disabilities Services Announces Easterseals as New Provider for Self-Directed CareDate Posted: October 14, 2021
DNREC Announces the 2022 Delaware Wetlands ConferenceDate Posted: October 14, 2021
October is National Disability Employment Awareness MonthDate Posted: October 13, 2021
Governor Carney Issues Statement on Senate ConfirmationsDate Posted: October 13, 2021
2021 Lt. Governor’s Challenge Winners AnnouncedDate Posted: October 13, 2021
Governor Carney Announces Workforce Support for Hospitals, Long-Term Care, and 24/7 State FacilitiesDate Posted: October 13, 2021
Delaware Public Archives Dedicates Equal Suffrage Study Club Historical MarkerDate Posted: October 13, 2021
DHSS Announces Direct Support Professional Recruitment and Retention BonusesDate Posted: October 12, 2021
‘William Penn Day’ in New Castle on Oct. 23, 2021Date Posted: October 12, 2021
Governor Carney Announces Department of Education (DOE) NominationDate Posted: October 12, 2021
Brandywine’s Jahsha Tabron named 2022 Delaware Teacher of the YearDate Posted: October 11, 2021
Grand Jury indicts State Auditor for Abuse of OfficeDate Posted: October 11, 2021
Delaware’s Cancer Mortality Rates Continue To Decrease; Public Health Releases Latest Cancer ReportDate Posted: October 11, 2021
Retired Director of GACEC Receives Lifetime Achievement AwardDate Posted: October 10, 2021
Weekly COVID-19 Update – Oct 8, 2021: Cumulative COVID-19 Death Count Nears 2,000Date Posted: October 8, 2021
DPH Announces Second Human Case of West Nile Virus and First Case Detected in a Horse for 2021Date Posted: October 8, 2021
Statement from Treasurer Davis on Senate Vote to Increase of Debt CeilingDate Posted: October 7, 2021
Governor Carney Formally Extends Public Health EmergencyDate Posted: October 7, 2021
Delaware Announces Community Investment Recovery Fund for Delaware NonprofitsDate Posted: October 7, 2021
Blackbird Creek Reserve Hosts Fall FestivalDate Posted: October 7, 2021
Governor Carney Announces Funding for New Delaware Hospital for the Chronically IllDate Posted: October 6, 2021
Delaware Public Archives Dedicates Women’s Suffrage Historical MarkerDate Posted: October 6, 2021
Governor Carney Announces Leadership Change at Delaware Department of Education (DOE) Date Posted: October 6, 2021
Unemployment Insurance Policy Regarding Employer Vaccine MandatesDate Posted: October 6, 2021
Join the ‘Race to End COVID’ Event at Dover International SpeedwayDate Posted: October 5, 2021
Smokey Bear in Dover for Fire Prevention WeekDate Posted: October 5, 2021
DART First State Receives Grant to Expand Electric Bus FleetDate Posted: October 5, 2021
Governor Carney, Lt. Governor Hall-Long Announce $50M American Rescue Plan (ARPA) Investment in Jobs TrainingDate Posted: October 5, 2021
DPH Announces The Start of Flu Season: Vaccine Is Best Line of Defense For Delawareans 6 months and olderDate Posted: October 4, 2021
$26.4M American Rescue Plan Investment in Wilmington HousingDate Posted: October 4, 2021
Secretary of State Jeff Bullock Wishes Delawareans A Happy Italian American Heritage MonthDate Posted: October 4, 2021
Emergency Sirens To Be Tested October 5Date Posted: October 4, 2021
Weekly COVID-19 Update – Oct. 1, 2021: Positive Cases and Hospitalizations StabilizeDate Posted: October 4, 2021
National Firefighters Memorial ServiceDate Posted: October 3, 2021
Margaret Rose Henry Bridge Project Finalist for National AwardDate Posted: October 1, 2021
Governor Carney Announces Judicial NominationsDate Posted: October 1, 2021
In Memoriam: Second Lieutenant George M. JohnsonDate Posted: October 1, 2021
Statement from AG Jennings On Conviction of Michael HastingsDate Posted: September 30, 2021
DNREC Issues Two Authorizations to Diamond State Port Corporation for New Shipping Container FacilityDate Posted: September 30, 2021
Additional Delaware Hunting Seasons Opening in OctoberDate Posted: September 30, 2021
2022 Delaware Teacher of the Year to be named Oct. 11Date Posted: September 30, 2021
Renovated Garrisons Lake Boat Ramp Officially OpenDate Posted: September 29, 2021
DPH Oral Health Program, AAP Delaware Chapter Promote Early Literacy, Dental Care Through Book ProgramDate Posted: September 29, 2021
Delaware Public Archives Dedicates Women’s Suffrage Parade MarkerDate Posted: September 29, 2021
UD and DEMA Partner to Support Long-Term RecoveryDate Posted: September 29, 2021
October Is Delaware Cyber Security Awareness MonthDate Posted: September 29, 2021
Sept. 28, 2021: COVID-19 BriefingDate Posted: September 28, 2021
Governor Carney Announces Vaccine or Testing Requirement for EducatorsDate Posted: September 28, 2021
DNREC Seeks Entries for Delaware Watersheds Photo ContestDate Posted: September 28, 2021
The Mezzanine Gallery to Exhibit “Art Imitates My Life and Inspires Young Artists” by Theresa Angela TaylorDate Posted: September 27, 2021
Medicare Assistance Bureau Shares Resources in Advance of Open EnrollmentDate Posted: September 27, 2021
Weekly COVID-19 Update – Sept 24, 2021: Positive Cases and Hospitalizations Decline SlightlyDate Posted: September 24, 2021
DPH Advises Vaccine Providers to Offer Pfizer Booster to Eligible DelawareansDate Posted: September 24, 2021
Delaware Waterfowl Stamp and Trout Stamp Art Winners AnnouncedDate Posted: September 24, 2021
Increased West Nile Virus Activity Occurring in DelawareDate Posted: September 24, 2021
Historical Affairs programs in October 2021Date Posted: September 23, 2021
“Saluting Branches” – Arborist Day of ServiceDate Posted: September 23, 2021
AG Jennings sues Monsanto for PCB contaminationDate Posted: September 23, 2021
Delaware emitirá beneficios de emergencia mensuales el 29 de septiembre para todos los hogares de SNAP, TANF elegibleDate Posted: September 23, 2021
Del. to Issue Monthly Emergency Benefits Sept. 29 to All SNAP Households, Eligible TANF, General Assistance HouseholdsDate Posted: September 23, 2021
Delaware Department of Labor Hosts Job Fairs Throughout September Attracting Hundreds of Job SeekersDate Posted: September 22, 2021
DCRPT convicts former Dewey Beach police officer for 2019 assaultDate Posted: September 22, 2021
Disability Awareness Month Poster Contest CANCELLED for 2021Date Posted: September 22, 2021
Department of State Announces Ownership Transfer of the Kirk and Short Building to the Biggs Museum of American ArtDate Posted: September 21, 2021
Weekly COVID-19 Update – Sept 17, 2021: Hospitalizations and Case Numbers Continue Concerning Trend UpwardDate Posted: September 17, 2021
Governor Carney Requests Presidential Disaster Declaration after Flooding Caused by Tropical Depression IdaDate Posted: September 17, 2021
Governor Carney Signs Three Environmental BillsDate Posted: September 17, 2021
Port Mahon Fishing Pier to Close for Emergency RepairsDate Posted: September 17, 2021
Governor Carney Announces Leadership Change at Delaware Department of Human Resources (DHR)Date Posted: September 17, 2021
College Savings Highlighted in Work of Office of the State TreasurerDate Posted: September 17, 2021
DNREC Parks Director Earns National AwardDate Posted: September 17, 2021
Federal Assistance Available for New Castle County Small Businesses Economically Impacted by Hurricane IdaDate Posted: September 16, 2021
Keeping Kids Safe: The Delaware Office of Highway Safety Promotes National Child Passenger Safety WeekDate Posted: September 16, 2021
National POW/MIA Recognition DayDate Posted: September 16, 2021
Gov. Carney, Lt. Gov. Hall-Long, Sen. Carper, Rep. Blunt Rochester Announce $110M Universal Broadband Investment  Date Posted: September 16, 2021
Five-year Discount Trend Shows It’s A Great Time To Preserve Delaware FarmlandDate Posted: September 16, 2021
Stray Cat in New Castle Tests Positive for RabiesDate Posted: September 16, 2021
I-95/Route 1 Toll Amnesty Program to Begin October 1Date Posted: September 15, 2021

                                                                      “MIX AND MATCH” BOOSTER APPROACH AVAILABLE TO THOSE INTERESTED
DOVER (OCT. 22, 2021) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) today announced that Delaware’s vaccine providers can begin administering booster doses for vaccines made by Moderna and Johnson & Johnson to certain populations that have been recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine received booster authorization last month. DPH is also advising that any of the three authorized vaccines can be administered to qualifying individuals as a booster in a “mix and match” approach to the vaccine originally received.
This decision comes after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) formally gave its approval Wednesday to expand the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to allow for a booster dose for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. The FDA also gave EUA approval to permit medical providers to administer boosters of any vaccine brand to individuals regardless of the brand vaccine they originally received.
CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met Thursday to provide additional guidance on who should receive a booster dose under the EUA, and CDC Director Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky endorsed the advisory committee’s recommendations later that evening.
Based on CDC recommendations for individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot 6 months or more after their initial series:
People 65 years and olderPeople aged 18 and older who live in long-term care settingsPeople 18 and older who have underlying medical conditions, which include but are not limited to: cancer, chronic heart, lung and kidney diseases, dementia, diabetes, down syndrome, HIV, overweight and obesity, pregnancy, organ transplants, and stroke.People 18 and older who work or live in high-risk settings, including health care workers, teachers and daycare staff, grocery workers and those in homeless shelters or prisons, among others.
For individuals who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are also recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.

For convenience, eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

According to CDC, while data show vaccines remain effective in preventing hospitalization and severe disease, a booster shot will help provide continued protection against severe disease in these populations who are especially at risk for severe COVID-19, including those over 65, residents of long-term care facilities, and persons 18 – 64 with underlying health conditions. DPH is encouraging individuals in these most at-risk categories to seek booster vaccines first.

“Today’s announcement is great news in the fight against COVID-19. Not surprisingly, we have seen signs that the vaccine wanes over time and getting a booster is key to increasing protection against severe disease and death,” said DPH Director Dr. Karyl Rattay. “Now is not the time to take our foot off the pedal. Those who are eligible should get their booster, and those who are not yet vaccinated should make this their number one priority.”

COVID-19 vaccine providers in Delaware may begin administering booster doses immediately or as soon as they are able. Members of the public who are eligible for a booster shot are recommended to seek vaccine at existing vaccine sites, including pharmacies, health care providers, Federally Qualified Health Centers (for patients), and standing DPH Vaccine sites:
Blue Hen Corporate Center: 655 S. Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901Georgetown Plaza: 19 Georgetown Plaza, Georgetown, DE 19947Canby Park: 1920 Maryland Ave., Wilmington, DE 19805University Plaza, 256 Chapman Road, Suite 100, Newark, DE 19702
As a reminder, Delawareans who have certain immunocompromising conditions, including those who have received organ or stem cell transplants, are undergoing treatment for HIV or cancer, or who are taking medication that suppresses the immune system, are currently eligible to receive an additional dose of either Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, if they completed their second dose at least 28 days prior.

DPH encourages providers to use their clinical judgment and to consider additional factors for their patients when determining if the person meets the qualifications for immunocompromised status and is eligible for an additional/third dose of Pfizer or Moderna. These factors may include assessing patients who reside in a long-term care facility or patients of advanced age (especially those over age 85).

For a complete list of locations where vaccines are available, visit de.gov/getmyvaccine.

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Related Topics:  #J&J, #Moderna, COVID-19, COVID-19 Vaccine, COVID-19Booster, pandemic, Pfizer

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                                                                      “MIX AND MATCH” BOOSTER APPROACH AVAILABLE TO THOSE INTERESTED
DOVER (OCT. 22, 2021) – The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) today announced that Delaware’s vaccine providers can begin administering booster doses for vaccines made by Moderna and Johnson & Johnson to certain populations that have been recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine received booster authorization last month. DPH is also advising that any of the three authorized vaccines can be administered to qualifying individuals as a booster in a “mix and match” approach to the vaccine originally received.
This decision comes after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) formally gave its approval Wednesday to expand the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to allow for a booster dose for Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. The FDA also gave EUA approval to permit medical providers to administer boosters of any vaccine brand to individuals regardless of the brand vaccine they originally received.
CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) met Thursday to provide additional guidance on who should receive a booster dose under the EUA, and CDC Director Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky endorsed the advisory committee’s recommendations later that evening.
Based on CDC recommendations for individuals who received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot 6 months or more after their initial series:
People 65 years and olderPeople aged 18 and older who live in long-term care settingsPeople 18 and older who have underlying medical conditions, which include but are not limited to: cancer, chronic heart, lung and kidney diseases, dementia, diabetes, down syndrome, HIV, overweight and obesity, pregnancy, organ transplants, and stroke.People 18 and older who work or live in high-risk settings, including health care workers, teachers and daycare staff, grocery workers and those in homeless shelters or prisons, among others.
For individuals who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, booster shots are also recommended for those who are 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.

For convenience, eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.

According to CDC, while data show vaccines remain effective in preventing hospitalization and severe disease, a booster shot will help provide continued protection against severe disease in these populations who are especially at risk for severe COVID-19, including those over 65, residents of long-term care facilities, and persons 18 – 64 with underlying health conditions. DPH is encouraging individuals in these most at-risk categories to seek booster vaccines first.

“Today’s announcement is great news in the fight against COVID-19. Not surprisingly, we have seen signs that the vaccine wanes over time and getting a booster is key to increasing protection against severe disease and death,” said DPH Director Dr. Karyl Rattay. “Now is not the time to take our foot off the pedal. Those who are eligible should get their booster, and those who are not yet vaccinated should make this their number one priority.”

COVID-19 vaccine providers in Delaware may begin administering booster doses immediately or as soon as they are able. Members of the public who are eligible for a booster shot are recommended to seek vaccine at existing vaccine sites, including pharmacies, health care providers, Federally Qualified Health Centers (for patients), and standing DPH Vaccine sites:
Blue Hen Corporate Center: 655 S. Bay Road, Dover, DE 19901Georgetown Plaza: 19 Georgetown Plaza, Georgetown, DE 19947Canby Park: 1920 Maryland Ave., Wilmington, DE 19805University Plaza, 256 Chapman Road, Suite 100, Newark, DE 19702
As a reminder, Delawareans who have certain immunocompromising conditions, including those who have received organ or stem cell transplants, are undergoing treatment for HIV or cancer, or who are taking medication that suppresses the immune system, are currently eligible to receive an additional dose of either Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, if they completed their second dose at least 28 days prior.

DPH encourages providers to use their clinical judgment and to consider additional factors for their patients when determining if the person meets the qualifications for immunocompromised status and is eligible for an additional/third dose of Pfizer or Moderna. These factors may include assessing patients who reside in a long-term care facility or patients of advanced age (especially those over age 85).

For a complete list of locations where vaccines are available, visit de.gov/getmyvaccine.

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Related Topics:  #J&J, #Moderna, COVID-19, COVID-19 Vaccine, COVID-19Booster, pandemic, Pfizer

Keep up to date by receiving a daily digest email, around noon, of current news release posts from state agencies on news.delaware.gov.
Here you can subscribe to future news updates.

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