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DHSS Press Release

Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Carl Kanefsky, Communications Director
(302) 540-4979, Pager

Date: February 15, 2010

H1N1 UPDATE - FEB. 12, 2010

Case Counts: For the period of Jan. 31 - Feb. 6, no cases of H1N1 virus were confirmed by Delaware's Division of Public Health (DPH) lab, similar to the previous week. There were no hospitalizations from H1N1 during the week of Jan. 31 - Feb. 6. Due to the weather emergency, reports of influenza-like illness from DPH's network of sentinel providers are incomplete. Delaware's influenza activity status remains sporadic, with 12 reports of influenza-like illness the previous week from sentinel providers. The total number of confirmed H1N1 cases since Oct. 4 remains 1,972.

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:

Pharmacy Name Address City
Happy Harry's and Walgreens Most locations statewide
Independent Pharmacy Atlantic Apothecary Smyrna
Cape Pharmacy Lewes
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 & Valley Rd Hockessin
1308 Centerville Rd Wilmington
Rite-Aid Eckerd Pharmacy Claymont
Rite-Aid New Castle
Rite-Aid Newark
Rite-Aid Wilmington
Bayhealth Ambulatory Pharmacy ESI Medical Dover
SuperFresh Claymont
Pathmark New Castle
Pathmark Newark
SuperFresh Newark
SuperFresh Rehoboth
Pathmark Wilmington
SuperFresh Wilmington
Safeway Pharmacy Dover
Safeway Rehoboth
WalMart Supercenter Georgetown
WalMart Supercenter Middletown
WalMart Supercenter Camden

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,

School Vaccinations: School clinics scheduled to provide second vaccinations during the week of Feb. 8 were cancelled due to weather. Rescheduled dates for these clinics will be announced next week.

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.