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DHSS Press Release



Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498
Email: jill.fredel@state.de.us

Date: January 3, 2017
DHSS-01-2017





MEDIA ADVISORY: DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH TO HOLD FLU CLINIC AT LEGISLATIVE HALL ON JANUARY 18


WHO: Division of Public Health (DPH)
WHAT: Annual free flu vaccination event in Legislative Hall. This is the final community flu clinic for the 2016-2017 flu season. Flu vaccinations are also available through physicians, pharmacies, many grocery stores, and DPH clinics located in the State Service Centers.
WHY: Flu activity significantly ramps up in January. Influenza (the flu) can be unpredictable and deadly. Delawareans who get an annual flu vaccination are better protected from flu illness and complications. That protection extends to your friends and family as well, as they are less likely to miss work, school, and social events due to being sick with the flu. DPH advises Delawareans to get their flu vaccinations if they have not done so. It is not too late!
WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
* For ages 6 months and older. No appointment necessary. Photo identification required for adults. Persons with Medicaid or Medicare should bring insurance cards.
WHERE: Legislative Hall Library, ground floor
411 Legislative Ave.
Dover, DE 19901
QUESTIONS: For further information on the flu and flu clinics, visit flu.delaware.gov or call 800-282-8672.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Flu vaccination opportunities statewide at DPH clinics through June 23, 2017:
  • Hudson State Service Center, 501 Ogletown Road, Newark, DE 19711. For all ages, including children age 6 months and older. Call 302-283-7587 to make an appointment Monday through Friday. Office hours are 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Williams State Service Center, 805 River Road, Dover, DE 19901. For all ages, including children age 6 months and older. Call 302-857-5130 to make an appointment for Wednesdays only, 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Milford State Service Center - Riverwalk, 253 N.E. Front St., Milford, DE 19963. For ages 9 years and older. Call 302-424-7140 to make an appointment for Thursdays only, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Walk-ins are available Fridays only, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Anna C. Shipley State Service Center, 350 Virginia Ave., Seaford, DE 19973. For all ages, including children age 6 months and older. Walk-ins welcome Fridays only, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. For information, call 302-628-6772.

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.





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