City of Wilmington and Downtown Visions Announce Free COVID-19 Vaccine at Downtown Farmer’s Market
July 27, 2021
The Farmer’s Market is held at 10th and Market Streets each Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mayor Mike Purzycki and Downtown Visions Executive Director Marty Hageman announced today that the popular Downtown Farmer’s Market, held weekly in the 1000 block of North Market Street adjacent to the newly renovated Rodney Square, will begin offering FREE COVID-19 vaccinations on select Wednesdays beginning this week, Wednesday, July 28, in partnership with the State of Delaware’s Division of Public Health.
The August dates that vaccines will be available, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. with no appointment necessary, are August 11, August 18, and August 25.
Public Health staff will administer both the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines at the Farmer’s Market. Pfizer first and second doses will be available to anyone age 12 or older (though anyone under 18 years old must have a signed consent form from a parent or guardian), and Johnson & Johnson’s single dose vaccine will be offered to anyone 18 years of age and older.
Mayor Purzycki today thanked Downtown Visions and the Delaware Division of Public Health for collaborating with the City to make the COVID-19 vaccine more available.
“The virus is still a concern,” said the Mayor, “especially with the rise of the deadly Delta variant. I urge residents to get vaccinated as soon as possible. The City will offer COVID-19 vaccinations at as many events as possible throughout the summer.” Mayor Purzycki also asked residents to continue to get tested for the virus and follow other common sense safety precautions.