Maryland Department of Health Expands Statewide Public Awareness Campaign Urging Vaccination Against COVID-19, flu and RSV 


The Maryland Department of Health has expanded its statewide public awareness campaign to help prevent respiratory illness. The Department urges Marylanders to get the updated COVID-19 vaccine, annual flu shot and the new RSV vaccine for older adults and pregnant women.  The Vaccinate. Prevent. Protect. campaign informs residents about the new vaccines available and other information regarding…

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DPH Confirms Season’s 1st Flu Cases


The flu has arrived in Delaware. Delaware Public Health said Monday that the season’s first two cases of influenza have been laboratory-confirmed. One involves a 26-year-old Sussex County woman with influenza A. A Kent County child under age five required hospitalization for Influenza strain B. Neither of them had received the flu vaccine. “This first…

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Flu Shots Become Available In Del.


If you want to minimize your chance of getting the flu, or reduce the seriousness if you do get sick, now’s the time to schedule a flu shot, according to Delaware Public Health. It takes about two weeks after a vaccination for the antibodies to develop. DPH operates several clinics at community-based locations where staff…

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Del. Reports 1st Known Flu-Related Death Of Current Season


Delaware’s first confirmed influenza-related death of the current flu season has been reported by state health officials – a 56–year-old Kent County man. Delaware Public Health said Wednesday that the man was infected with influenza B, and had underlying health conditions. “This tragedy reminds us that while we are diligently fighting COVID-19, we cannot forget…

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Influenza Has Arrived In Delaware


Delaware’s first known case of influenza for the current season is also the first pediatric case of the season. Public Health officials said Thursday that labs have confirmed that a child under age five from Kent County has been diagnosed with the flu. The state has been encouraging all Delawareans to get the flu vaccine,…

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Flu on the Rampage in DE, 6 More Deaths


Delaware Public Health officials say the number of lab-confirmed cases of the flu in Delaware has surged – with 995 cases recorded between January 28 and February 3 – with a total of just under 3000 cases for the current season.  There were also 6 more flu-related deaths in the past week – bring the…

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