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DHSS Press Release

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

Date: October 1, 2012

NCCo Launch of Delaware Flu Campaign and Emergency Drill: Do you "Get It?"

WHAT: The Delaware Division of Public Health will launch preparations for the 2012-2013 flu season by offering free influenza vaccines to the New Castle County public. The flu clinic at the New Castle Farmer's Market is also a timed drill so Division of Public staff can practice their readiness in the event of a large scale health emergency. The event will also launch the Delaware 2012-2013 "Get It" flu campaign and announce the winners of the Annual Immunization Awards.
WHO: Lt. Governor Matthew Denn
Secretary Rita Landgraf, Delaware Health and Social Services
Dr. Karyl Rattay, Director, Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH)
Delaware Immunization Program, DPH
Northern Health Services Section, DPH
Emergency Services and Preparedness Section, DPH
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 5, 2012
Media Event at 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Media tours offered at 3:35 p.m.
Free vaccinations available to the public: 1:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: New Castle Farmers Market
110 N. DuPont Hwy.
New Castle, DE


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.