Public Health officials in Delaware report the number of laboratory-confirmed flu cases is skyrocketing. Between January 21st and 27th there were 650 confirmed cases – and also a 4th death from the flu – and the second in Sussex County. Officials report that an 82 year old Sussex County man with underlying health conditions died at a local hospital last week. The recent uptick in flu cases have been most heavily affecting infants and children in the First State. Public Health officials say the latest activity is the highest seen in the last five flu seasons and if you have not yet gotten a flu shot – there is still time. If someone reports they are out of the vaccine – call another location – there is not a shortage of flu vaccine.
Officials say you should contact your primary care provider for a shot, or to visit https://vaccinefinder.org/. Additionally, Delawareans can visit flu.delaware.gov/ or call DPH at 1-800-282-8672 for a list of Public Health Clinics within State Service Centers that are providing the vaccine.