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DHSS Press Release



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

Date: October 6, 2014
DHSS-10-2014





MEDIA ADVISORY: NEW CASTLE COUNTY FLU IMMUNIZATION EVENT


WHO: The Honorable Jack Markell, Governor, State of Delaware
Rita Landgraf, Secretary, Delaware Health and Social Services
Karyl T. Rattay, MD, MS, Director, Delaware Division of Public Health, DHSS
WHAT: The Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) will launch preparations for the 2014-2015 flu season by offering free influenza vaccinations. Between 1976 and 2006, estimates of annual flu-associated deaths in the United States range from about 3,000 to about 49,000 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, making flu a significant health threat.
WHEN: Friday, October 10, 2014 from 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Free vaccinations available to the public from 3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: New Castle Farmers Market on the inside stage
(Use Door #6 facing Route 13.)
110 N. DuPont Hwy.
New Castle, DE 19720
VISUALS: Vaccination of Governor Markell and Secretary Landgraf. DPH nurses will administer intramuscular flu vaccine for ages 9 years and above. Clients who sign a media consent form may be photographed.

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. DPH, a division of DHSS, urges Delawareans to make healthier choices with the 5-2-1 Almost None campaign: eat 5 or more fruits and vegetables each day, have no more than 2 hours of recreational screen time each day (includes TV, computer, gaming), get 1 or more hours of physical activity each day, drink almost no sugary beverages.



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.





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