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DHSS Press Release

Dr. Kara Odom Walker, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498

Date: February 12, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY: DPH to HOLD MEDIA CALL ON FLU *for planning purposes only

WHO: Dr. Karyl Rattay, Director, Division of Public Health
WHAT: Phone call for media to provide update on intense flu season. For the week ending Feb. 3, 2018, 995 lab-confirmed cases were reported. This is the highest single week total in Delaware’s recorded history. Additionally, DPH will be announcing several more flu-related deaths. The call information will include current prevention recommendations and information on where to get the flu vaccine.
WHEN: Monday, February 12, 1:00 p.m.
Dial: 302-526-5475
Code: 51900#
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Flu shots are still available at DPH clinics located within the State Service Centers. View the list at or call DPH at 800-282-8672. Flu vaccines are also available at pharmacies and grocery stores, and through primary care physicians and some specialists. To find participating locations, visit

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