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Delaware sees 1,000+ new COVID-19 cases four days in a row

Charles Megginson Headlines, Health

Delaware broke its all-time record for new daily cases of COVID-19. One day later, it broke the record again. Photo by Sam Johnson/Pixabay. The day after Delaware broke its all-time record for new daily cases of COVID-19, the record was broken again. On Christmas Eve, 1,587 Delawareans tested positive for the virus. The previous state record was 1,393 on Dec. …

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Digital vaccine cards now come with convenient QR code

Charles Megginson Headlines, Health

Photo by Seb_ra/Getty Images. Individuals vaccinated in Delaware will now have access to a QR code when downloading their COVID-19 vaccination record. The digital COVID-19 vaccination card now includes the QR code and is available through the DelVAX Public Portal, a site where those who were vaccinated in Delaware can access their immunization records.  When the person accesses their COVID-19 …

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Utility workers’ vaccine meeting unleashes anti-government ire

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

A panel of union members, parents, advocates and a state representative speak before 400 people at the Nur Shrine Center in New Castle. Left to Right: Linemen Jeremy Malin, Colin Lamb, Caleb Thomston, two parents, Abraxas Hudson of Delaware MFA, Rep. Steve Smyk, R-Milton. A meeting called by electrical workers to build momentum in their fight against a federal vaccine …

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Children ages 5-11 now eligible for Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

Charles Megginson Headlines, Health

Children ages 5 through 11 are now eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 pediatric vaccine in Delaware. Photo courtesy of the Delaware Division of Public Health. Children ages 5 through 11 are now eligible to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 pediatric vaccine in Delaware. The Delaware Division of Public Health announced Wednesday that providers can begin administering the vaccine immediately.  The …

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Del. announces first 2 cases of flu and encourages vaccines

Ken Mammarella Headlines, Health

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels Delaware today announced the season’s first confirmed cases of influenza: a Kent County child under age 5, infected with influenza strain B, who was hospitalized, and a 26-year-old Sussex County woman, with influenza strain A, who was not hospitalized. Neither individual had received the flu vaccine, Delaware Division of Public Health pointed out. The division used the …

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Vaccination, pop-up testing sites for June 12-19

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

State and communities agencies are hosting community vaccination sites and pop-up testing sites throughout Delaware June 12-19. Delawareans who get vaccinated by June 29 will be entered to win $5,000 in cash and additional prizes in twice-weekly drawings conducted by the Delaware Lottery. All Delawareans vaccinated in Delaware are eligible for the final drawing on June 30: $302,000 giveaway and …