State’s next vaccine phase to include people 65 and older

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DOVER, Del. (AP) — People who are 65 years old or older will become eligible for the coronavirus vaccine in Delaware when the state rolls out its next phase for immunization.

The Delaware State News reports the state is currently in Phase 1A. Vaccinations are being provided to health workers who have direct contact with ill patients and residents of long-term care facilities. State health officials say Phase 1B will include people 65 and older. Federal recommendations say the phase should apply to people who are at least 75. But Delaware lowered the threshold because the median age for deaths among Black residents is 74. It is 66 for Hispanics.

Phase 1B is expected to start in mid to late January.



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