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Beebe Healthcare Guidance for Updated Vaccine Waiting Lists

The State of Delaware announced Tuesday major promising changes to the Delaware COVID-19 vaccination program that significantly increases vaccine eligibility for a wider range of ages and those with health risks.

Beebe Healthcare and the State have worked side-by-side during the pandemic to ensure Sussex Countians have fast and fair access to testing and now to the vaccine.

“We want this next process to be as efficient as possible to continue vaccinating our community members and our workers here in Sussex County,” said David A. Tam, MD, MBA, FACHE, President & CEO, Beebe Healthcare. “We know the vaccine rollout has been significantly delayed due to supply, but all signs point toward an increased and steady vaccine allotment that allows healthcare systems like Beebe to rapidly reach those on our waiting list.”

Beebe and other hospitals have been directed by the Division of Public Health and the State to focus vaccinations on 16 or older with high- and moderate-risk medical conditions.

Beebe will use its established waiting list to schedule vaccine appointments for those who meet these criteria. Communication has begun to those already on the waiting list.

Anyone may sign up for Beebe’s waiting list. Please be sure to fill out the proper information to self-identify with the underlying health conditions (list at bottom).

Additionally, non-paid caregivers of Delawareans with high- and moderate-risk medical conditions may also qualify for vaccination through medical providers like Beebe.

 

 

To sign up:

  • Visit www.beebehealthcare.org/covid-19-vaccine and
  • Click “Get on a vaccine waiting list” and then
  • Click “Sign up for Beebe’s COVID-19 vaccine wait list”
  • Fill out the form and click submit
  • You may also register for Beebe’s waiting list, by calling 302-645-3200.
     

You will receive a welcome email and then, when supply is available, you will be contacted using that same email address to make an appointment. Please check spam folders regularly.

If you feel you qualify for a COVID-19 vaccine but do not meet the high- or moderate-risk criteria, there may be a vaccine opportunity through your employer, the State, or pharmacy program.

Visit the Division of Public Health’s recently updated timeline page for more information: coronavirus.delaware.gov/vaccine/vaccination-timeline/#high-medium-risk.

 

High-risk medical conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Down Syndrome
  • Serious Heart Conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
  • Immunocompromised state (weak immune system) from solid organ transplant
  • Obesity (body mass index of 30 kg/m or higher)
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Current or Former Cigarette Smoker
  • Intellectual or Developmental Disability
  • Severe and Persistent Mental/Behavioral Health Condition
  • Pregnancy
     

Moderate-risk medical conditions:

  • Asthma (moderate-to-severe)
  • Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Hypertension or high blood pressure
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines
  • Neurologic conditions, such as dementia
  • Liver disease
  • Overweight (BMI > 25 kg/m2, but < 30 kg/m2)
  • Pulmonary fibrosis (having damaged or scarred lung tissues)