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Communities Making a Change –
1 Vaccine at a Time
Getting all Delawareans vaccinated is not just the work of the Division of Public Health, DEMA or other state agencies. Community-based organizations, physicians, Federally Qualified Health Centers and hospital systems are also playing a huge role in this life saving initiative. The State and its partners are trying new and creative ways to vaccinate their communities, tailoring programs to each population’s needs. This page is designed to share their stories and uplift the partnerships that are successfully vaccinating Delawareans and making the state a safe place to live.
Also, check out other community spotlight stories on the CDC’s site.
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Kent Coalition & Church-Based Events
The Kent Coalition has been working in partnership with the Modern Maturity Center, Camden Pharmacy, Westside, Bayhealth, Delaware Pharmaceutical Association, Black Nurses Rock, and DPH to expand vaccine access within communities of color.
Events have been held for groups such as Frontline Ministries, First Pilgrim Baptist Church, Grande 55 Active Adult Community, Calvary Baptist Church, Mt. Zion AME Church, Solid Rock Baptist Church, and Mt. Carmel COLG.
Collectively Vaccinated over 1,200 people through March 2021 at church-based events.
At a First Pilgrim Baptist Church event, 95% of doses were administered to people of color.
The Kent Coalition continues its vaccination efforts and has expanded it’s partnership outside of church based events to include a partnership with Kent County and its bookmobile to take vaccines into the communities.
Modern Maturity Center Kickoff Event 3/14
Vaccinated: 350 people
Frontline Ministries & First Pilgrim Baptist Church Event 3/25
Vaccinated: 110 people
Grande 55 Active Adult Community Event 3/25
Vaccinated: 82 people
Bayhealth Community Event 3/27
Vaccinated: 478 people
Calvary Baptist Church, Mt. Zion AME Church, Solid Rock Baptist Church, and Mt. Carmel Church of the Living God (COLG) Event 3/28
Vaccinated: 155 people
First Pilgrim Baptist Church Event 3/31
Vaccinated: 50 people
Division of Developmental Disabilities Services Events
In just over one week (March 25 – April 1), DE’s Division of Developmental Disabilities Services was able to offer vaccination opportunities to “nearly every individual with an intellectual and developmental disability in the state supported by the Division – and their caregivers,” shared Jody Roberts, DDDS Director of External Relations and Strategic Partnerships.
Over 2,000 people received vaccines in Bear, Milford, and Georgetown
Aided by the partnership of Rite Aid, KSI, DelTech Nursing, Easter Seals and UD Nursing School.
Fox Run/Bear 3/25
Vaccinated: 530 people
Fox Run/Bear 3/26
Vaccinated: 318 people
Stockley Center/Georgetown 3/30
Vaccinated: 383 people
Fox Run/Bear 4/1
Vaccinated: 383 people
“I decided to get vaccinated, because I believe we’ll only get this pandemic under control when people get vaccinated.”
– Rev. Rita Paige, Dover
“Brigitte is happy to be back to her EPIC (Endless Possibilities In the Community) exercise program at the Y. Being fully vaccinated means she can see her friends again and return to being part of the community.”
– Brigitte, New Castle County
Get More COVID Data
For more data on Delaware COVID cases, testing and outcomes, including demographic breakdowns, go to My Healthy Community
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