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Delaware Health and Social Services

DHSS Press Release

Date: October 15, 2015
DHSS-10-2015

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


MEDIA ADVISORY

PUBLIC HEALTH OFFERS FREE FLU VACCINE


WHAT: The Division of Public Health (DPH) will offer free influenza vaccines to the public in Sussex County. All Delawareans age 6 months and older need annual flu vaccinations. The flu clinic is being run as a preparedness exercise, so DPH staff can practice their readiness in the event of a large-scale health emergency and test the ability to accommodate people with disabilities. The media are invited for a site tour.
WHO: Kathleen Russell, Chief, Southern Health Services, DPH; and Wayne Smith, Deputy Chief, Southern Health Services, DPH
WHEN: October 22, 2015 flu clinic runs 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Media tour offered at 2:30 p.m.
WHERE Greenwood Fire Hall
12611 Sussex Highway
Greenwood, DE 19950
VISUALS:
  • Public Health nurses will administer flu vaccine to Delawareans age 6 months and above. They will offer the intramuscular flu vaccine for ages 6 months and older. Donations will be accepted. Clients who sign a media consent form may be photographed.
  • Media tours at 2:30 p.m. will show the supplies (including chilled vaccine), a registration desk, accommodations for people with access and functional needs, a waiting area, and where the vaccine is administered.
  • For the emergency preparedness element, staff will test their flexibility to be completely mobile. Staff will be evaluated for quality assurance and safety, ease of administering the vaccine, handling crowds in an orderly manner, and processing paperwork. Staff will follow incident command and wear identification vests.

OTHER FLU CLINICS:

New Castle County
  • Oct. 22, 2015 - Dutch Country Farmers Market, 701 N. Broad St., Middletown, DE 19709, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Oct. 23, 2015 - New Castle Farmers Market, 110 N. DuPont Hwy., New Castle, DE 19720, 3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 3, 2015 - YMCA, 1000 North Walnut Street, Wilmington, DE 19801, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Kent County
  • Oct. 22, 2015 - Solid Rock Baptist Church, 113 N. West Street, Dover, DE 19901, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Oct. 30, 2015 - Spence's Bazaar, 550 S. New Street, Dover, DE 19901, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  • November 18, 2015 - Jesus Love Temple, 106 S. Walnut Street, Milford, DE 19963, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

For further flu information and Public Health vaccination clinic dates, visit flu.delaware.gov or call the Delaware Immunization Hotline at 800-282-8672.

QUESTIONS: 302-744-4704


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.

Last Updated: Friday October 16 2015
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