Dr. Kara Odom Walker, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498
Date: January 12, 2018
|WHO: Division of Public Health (DPH) Community Health Services Section, Southern Health Services staff||
|WHAT: Free annual flu clinic at Legislative Hall for members of the General Assembly, Legislative Hall staff, and members of the public ages 6 months and older.|
|WHY: Influenza activity has increased significantly in the last few weeks. Getting the flu vaccine is the first and best line of defense against getting the flu. As long as flu viruses are circulating, people should continue to get their flu vaccine. Vaccinated Delawareans are better protected from flu illness and complications, and help protect friends and family as well.|
WHEN: Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
No appointment necessary. Adults should bring photo identification. Persons with Medicaid or Medicare should bring insurance cards. Wear a sleeveless or loose shirt with easy access to the upper arm.
WHERE: Legislative Hall - Library
411 Legislative Avenue
Dover, DE 19901
|PHOTOS: DPH staff administering influenza vaccinations|
Flu shots are still available at DPH clinics located within the State Service Centers. View the list at http://flu.delaware.gov or call DPH at 800-282-8672. Flu vaccines are also available at many pharmacies and grocery stores, and through primary care physicians and some specialists. To find participating stores, enter your zip code in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) flu vaccine finder at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/.
Flu vaccination opportunities statewide at DPH clinics through June 2018:
A person who is deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind or speech-disabled can call the DPH phone number above by using TTY services. Dial 7-1-1 or 800-232-5460 to type your conversation to a relay operator, who reads your conversation to a hearing person at DPH.
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. DPH, a division of DHSS, urges Delawareans to make healthier choices with the 5-2-1 Almost None campaign: eat 5 or more fruits and vegetables each day, have no more than 2 hours of recreational screen time each day (includes TV, computer, gaming), get 1 or more hours of physical activity each day, and drink almost no sugary beverages.
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.