The Division of Public Health will hold a drive-thru flu clinic for Delawareans ages 9 and older from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 9 in front of the Delaware Department of Transportation Administration Building, 800 S. Bay Road, Dover.
Nurses from DPH, Bayhealth and the Delaware Medical Reserve Corps will administer free flu shots to drivers and passengers. Any size vehicle and any number of people in one vehicle are welcome. A pedestrian lane is available to accept walk-ups. American Sign Language interpreters and staff speaking Spanish, French and Haitian Creole will be on-site.
Attendees are suggested to wear short sleeves or loose-fitting clothing for access to the upper arm. People who are ill on the clinic day, especially with a fever or whose health care provider advised them not to receive a flu vaccination, should not participate in this flu clinic. Pets other than service animals should be left at home.
Gov. John Carney, Lt. Gov, Bethany Hall-Long and other dignitaries will receive flu shots from their vehicles immediately following an 11 a.m. press conference.
DPH is also operating this flu clinic as a preparedness exercise, so DPH staff can practice their readiness and capacity to vaccinate the public in the event of a large-scale health emergency. Staff will follow the Incident Command System structure and wear identification vests.
DPH is encouraging Delawareans, including those with access and functional needs, to get their flu shots early, preferably by the end of October.
DPH has scheduled numerous flu clinics statewide. View the flu clinic schedule at flu.delaware.gov or call 800-282-8672. To find flu clinics by ZIP code, visit flu.gov.