Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Carl Kanefsky, Communications Director
(302) 540-4979, Pager
Date: April 8, 2010
Delaware's Division of Public Health (DPH) updated Delaware's state flu status today to "no activity," with the period of March 21-27 as the third consecutive week without new H1N1 or other types of influenza cases. DPH reported Delaware's last confirmed case for the week of Feb. 28 - March 6. The total number of confirmed H1N1 cases since Oct. 4 remains 1,976.
"This is excellent news as Delawareans gather this weekend for the holidays," said Dr. Karyl Rattay, DPH director. "DPH will continue to monitor for illness and advise the public if there are changes."
Pharmacies Providing Free H1N1 Vaccine: DPH continues to subsidize the cost of H1N1 vaccine so that participating Delaware pharmacies can offer the shot free of charge to anyone age 18 or older. DPH officials urge all Delawareans to get vaccinated. Pharmacies currently offering free H1N1 shots are:
|Happy Harry's and Walgreens||Most locations statewide||
|Independent Pharmacy||Atlantic Apothecary||Smyrna|
|Saveway Compounding Pharmacy||Newark|
|Sav-On Pharmacy (ACME Markets)||1001 N DuPont Hwy||Dover|
|950 Elkton Rd||Newark|
|460 East Main St||Middletown|
|146 Fox Hunt Dr, Rt 40||Bear|
|Rt 7 and Valley Rd||Hockessin|
|1308 Centerville Rd||Wilmington|
|Rite-Aid Eckerd Pharmacy||Claymont|
|Bayhealth Ambulatory Pharmacy ESI Medical||Dover|
|Walmart Pharmacies||WalMart Supercenter||Georgetown|
|Kmart Pharmacies||333 Naamans Rd.||Claymont|
By law, pharmacists in Delaware cannot vaccinate persons younger than 18 years. A list of free H1N1 vaccine locations is kept current on the DPH website, www.flu.delaware.gov
Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.