Governor Carney to Receive Flu Shot at Drive-Thru Clinic

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Date Posted: Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
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Free flu shots from Division of Public Health on October 10 in Dover

DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney will attend the Division of Public Health’s (DPH) drive-thru flu vaccination clinic on Tuesday, October 10, and receive his flu shot following an 11:00 a.m. press conference at the DelDOT Administration Building, 800 S. Bay Road in Dover.

DPH, in partnership with Bayhealth, will administer free flu shots at the drive-thru clinic from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. to drivers and pedestrians.  Anyone age 9 and up is welcome. Any size vehicles and any number of people in one vehicle are welcome.

Flu shots protect the individual as well as his or her family, friends, and co-workers. During the 2016-2017 flu season, there were more than 4,500 flu cases reported in Delaware and 15 flu-related deaths.

For fastest service, complete the Influenza Vaccination Administration Record (VAR) form and bring one form per person to the drive-thru clinic.  Greeters will also have VAR forms on hand.

DPH asks attendees to wear short sleeves or loose fitting clothing for access to the upper arm.  American Sign Language interpreters and staff speaking Spanish and Haitian Creole will be on site.

View the flu clinic schedule at flu.delaware.gov or call DPH at 1-800-282-8672.  To find flu clinics in your ZIP code, visit www.flu.gov

 

WHAT:          Governor John Carney will receive his flu shot at the 11:00 a.m. press conference during the Division of Public Health’s Drive-Thru Flu Clinic.

WHO:             Governor Carney

Dr. Kara Odom Walker, Secretary, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS)

Nicole Majeski, Deputy Secretary, Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT)

Dr. Karyl Rattay, Director, Division of Public Health (DPH), DHSS

WHEN:          Tuesday, October 10, 2017 – rain or shine

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Press conference

6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Flu clinic

WHERE:       DelDOT Administration Building – front parking lot

800 S. Bay Road

Dover, DE 19901

In case of rain, the press conference will be held indoors.

 

PHOTOS:      Officials speaking and getting their flu shots, Delawareans lined up in their cars for intramuscular flu vaccine administered by DPH and Bayhealth nurses, and close-ups of flu vaccine. Clients who sign media consent forms may be photographed. Live broadcasts by Eagle 97.7 from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and Cool 101.3 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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