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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@delaware.gov

Date: October 9, 2014


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.