As of Jan. 19, Delaware's Division of Public Health has confirmed more than 800 flu cases statewide for this flu season.

As of Jan. 19, Delaware's Division of Public Health has confirmed more than 800 flu cases statewide for this flu season.

During the week of Jan. 13-19, there were 20 influenza-related hospitalizations reported in Delaware and no influenza-related deaths as of Jan. 19. DPH recently issued a declaration allowing the use of mercury-containing vaccine for pregnant women and children younger than eight years of age for the 2012-2013 influenza vaccine. According to the FDA, thimerosal has been the subject of several studies and has a long record of safe and effective use preventing bacterial and fungal contamination of vaccines.

Vaccinations are still available from DPH by appointment as follows:

Hudson State Service Center, 501 Ogletown Road, Newark; age 6 months and older, (302) 283-7587.

Middletown Health Unit, 214 N. Broad St., Middletown; age 9 years and older, (302) 378-5200.

Adams State Service Center, 546 S. Bedford St., Georgetown; age 6 months and older, (302) 856-5213.

Williams State Service Center, 805 River Road Dover; age 6 months and older, (302) 857-5130.

Milford Riverwalk, 253 NE Front St., Riverwalk Shopping Center, Milford;age 3 years and above, (302) 424-7130.

Porter State Service Center, 511 W. 8th St., Wilmington; age 6 months and older, (302) 777-2860.

Pyle State Service Center, 34314 Pyle Center Road, Frankford; age 6 months and older, (302) 732-9512.

For more information, call (800) 282-8672 or visit, flu.delaware.gov. For further information on thimerosal, dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/files/thimerosalfaq.pdf