The Delaware Division of Public Health will open a Vaccine Call Center Friday for members of the public who have specific questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.
The call center will operate from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The call center will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day.
The reach the Vaccine Call Center, dial 302-672-6150. Questions also may be sent to Vaccine@Delaware.gov.
Vaccinations are already taking place in hospitals and nursing homes, the first a nurse Tuesday at Bayhealth Kent County. On Thursday, staff members at three Genesis long-term care facilities were going to start being vaccinated. The residents themselves will begin being vaccinated the week of Dec. 28 under a federal program that empowers pharmacies to give the shots.
The state now is using the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine, but Delaware officials expect that Moderna’s vaccine will receive the same federal approval and start arriving next week.