Wilmington Urges Residents to Beat COVID By Getting Vaccinated and Tested

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WILMINGTON, DE — Wilmington’s Mayor Mike Purzycki is urging City residents to continue to take steps to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

The Mayor said adherence to science and common sense over these many long months is starting to produce a reward of a more normal schedule for personal and public gatherings.

Additionally, Mayor Purzycki stated everyone will do even better as a City if residents continue to get vaccinated and tested for the virus. He is urging citizens to follow CDC guidelines regarding mask-wearing, social distancing, and other preventative measures until there is a certainty that the virus threat is over.

Free COVID Vaccine Information:

Thursday, June 10 at Wilmington Hope Commission’s Achievement Center
38 Vandever Avenue
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Moderna (16+)
Register: Follow this link to register or call 302-407-3397
This event is sponsored by the Wilmington Hope Commission and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

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Saturday, June 12 at Freire Charter School
201 W. 14th Street
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Pfizer, 1st dose (12+)
RegisterBIT.LY/getvaxed or contact Nathan Durant at [email protected]
This event is being held in conjunction with CareForceMD.

Get Vax'd Block Party

Westside Family Healthcare
1802 W. 4th Street
Thursdays 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Appointments and Walk-Ins)
Pfizer, 1st and 2nd dose (16+)
Register:  Call 302-655-5822 or visit www.westsidehealth.org/covidvaccines.

DPH Clinic at Canby Park
1946 Maryland Avenue
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Appointments and Walk-Ins)
Pfizer, 1st and 2nd dose (ages 12+; parental consent required for those under age 18)
Register:  Call 1-833-643-1715. For more information about vaccines and coronavirus in Delaware visit coronavirus.delaware.gov/vaccine/where-can-i-get-my-vaccine and coronavirus.delaware.gov.

DPH Porter Public Health Clinic
509 W. 8th Street, 2nd Fl.
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. & 1:15 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Walk-Ins)
Pfizer, 1st and 2nd dose (ages 16+)
For more information, call 1-833-643-1715 option 3. To learn more about vaccines and coronavirus in Delaware visit coronavirus.delaware.gov/vaccine/where-can-i-get-my-vaccine and coronavirus.delaware.gov.

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Henrietta Johnson Medical Center
601 New Castle Avenue
FREE vaccinations are available by appointment only. Call 302.655.6187 to register.

FREE COVID Testing:

City residents can be tested FREE for COVID-19 next week at test locations in and around Wilmington. For more information or to find the site nearest to you, visit either:

In addition, COVID-19 testing will be conducted by appointment only at the Henrietta Johnson Medical Center, 601 New Castle Avenue, on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, June 9: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 10: 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday, June 11: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 12: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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Mayor Purzycki also expresses his gratitude State and New Castle County governments, as well as the City and State Emergency Management offices, for arranging the weekly COVID testing events in Wilmington and throughout New Castle County.

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