1,250 H1N1 Flu vaccination appointments available Dec. 15-17


Delawareans in priority high-risk groups can access 1,250 H1N1 influenza appointments offered by Delaware’s Division of Public Health (DPH) in December. The clinics are December 15, 16 and 17 at Delaware Technical & Community College (DTCC) campuses statewide.
DPH is taking appointments for eligible high-risk Delawareans every Monday through Friday, with Spanish-speaking operators available December 4. Eligible Delawareans should call 1-866-408-1899 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 weekdays.
December’s clinics are:
• Tues., Dec. 15, 1 p.m. – 8 p.m., DTCC/Terry Campus, Dover (250 appointments)
• Wed., Dec. 16, 1 p.m. – 8 p.m., DTCC/Owens Campus, Georgetown (750 appointments)
• Thurs., Dec. 17, 1 p.m. – 8 p.m., DTCC/Stanton Campus, New Castle (250 appointments)
Priority groups are:
• Infants and children 6 months to 4 years of age
• Pregnant women
• Those 5 to 64 years of age with chronic conditions diagnosed and documented by a physician. Individuals must have had regular medical follow-up or been hospitalized during the preceding year. Chronic conditions are heart disease (except high blood pressure), diabetes, asthma and other diseases of the lung, kidney and liver disease, neurological or neuromuscular disorders, blood disorders, cancer and weakened immune systems due to cancer treatment, medications and HIV/AIDS.
DPH provides appointments on a first-come, first-served basis to those eligible, and only via the 1-866-408-1899 phone line. Callers can schedule up to six appointments for family members or others on one call. DPH will accept second shot appointments for children under 10 years old. Only eligible persons with appointments will be vaccinated after presenting their confirmation number and photo identification.
DPH also held three clinics in November. Between the six clinics, up to 6,000 Delawareans will receive protection against the H1N1 Influenza virus.
For additional information about both H1N1 and seasonal vaccines, visit DPH’s website at www.flu.delaware.gov. People who do not meet the clinic criteria should consult their private physicians.
Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware’s citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency and protecting vulnerable populations.