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DHSS Press Release

Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498

Date: September 25, 2012


WHAT: The flu takes thousands of lives a year in the U.S. and vaccinations against the flu are more important than ever. The Division of Public Health will launch its Kent and Sussex 2012-2013 flu vaccination efforts and provide free vaccines to the public. The event is also a timed drill for DPH staff to determine emergency response in the event of a large scale health emergency.
WHO: Dr. Karyl Rattay, Director, Division of Public Health Delaware Division of Public Health Southern Health Services and Emergency Services and Preparedness Section.
WHEN: September 27, 2012, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (Press event 9:00 a.m.)
WHERE: Del DOT Training Center, Dover Campus 800 Bay Road (Sign Shop Road) Dover, DE 19901

Visuals: Delaware Public Health staff engaged in influenza vaccination drill for Delaware emergency preparedness services. Note: On October 5, 2012, the Farmer's Market in New Castle will host the same event; along with the statewide immunization awards and the launch of the New Castle County flu vaccination efforts.

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.