The Delaware Division of Public Health will hold its annual Legislative Hall flu clinic from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 17 in the Legislative Hall Library, 411 Legislative Ave., Dover.
Lab-confirmed cases of influenza in Delaware have increased over the past few weeks. The week ending Dec. 30, 2017, saw 142 confirmed flu cases, an increase of 48 percent over the previous week.
DPH staff will administer flu shots to Delawareans 6 months of age and older. Adults should bring photo identification for admittance to Legislative Hall and do not need appointments. Persons with Medicaid or Medicare should bring insurance cards. Free street and lot parking is available.
"With a 48 percent increase in flu cases during this past week, I urge Delawareans to take the flu seriously, and if you have not already done so, to get your flu vaccine as soon as possible,” said DPH Director Karyl Rattay. “January is not too late to get a flu shot, and in fact, as long as flu is still circulating in the community, those who have not received a shot can still get one.”
Delaware is one of 46 states reporting widespread influenza activity, according to the DPH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There have been 370 laboratory-confirmed flu cases so far during the 2017-18 flu season, with 95 hospitalizations and two deaths.
For more, visit flu.delaware.gov or call 800-282-8672.