Delaware’s governor gets first shot of coronavirus vaccine

March 29, 2021 GMT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware Gov. John Carney has received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Delaware State News reports that he got the shot on Sunday at Dover International Speedway.

The vaccination event was for Delawareans 50 years old and older as well as essential workers.

The governor said that all Delawareans will “probably” be eligible to sign up for a vaccine within the month. That would be before President Joe Biden’s goal of May 1.

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The state’s waiting list is currently for those who are 50 and older. Essential workers also are eligible for vaccinations.

“The supply is increasing so we have to increase our ability to move it quickly,” Gov. Carney said. “I feel much better about supply. There is still a level of scarcity. I’m more concerned now about through-put capacity, mostly of our partners — pharmacies, hospitals, community organizations, our own public health clinics.”

Gov. Carney received his first dose of the two-dose Moderna vaccine. His wife, First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney, was administered one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on Saturday.

That state has given more 433,000 doses of vaccine, and more than 150,000 individuals are fully vaccinated.