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DHSS Press Release

Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498
Email: jill.fredel@state.de.us

Date: January 16, 2013


The Division of Public Health (DPH) announced expanded influenza vaccination opportunities at Public Health Clinics today. Vaccinations are available by appointment. Locations and ages served:

Residents who are not yet vaccinated are also encouraged to contact their health care provider about getting vaccinated. Anyone age six months and older can get vaccinated for the flu. It is particularly important that anyone who works or lives with the young, persons with underlying medical conditions, or seniors, get vaccinated. Vaccinations are offered through physician offices, and many pharmacies and grocery stores. DPH is also expanding vaccination opportunities at public health clinics. If you need information on the flu or where to get vaccinated visit www.flu.delaware.gov or call 800-282-8672.

DPH reports the second flu death of the 2012-2013 flu season, a 79-year-old female from Sussex County. The patient had several underlying health conditions.

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.