2021-22 Flu Season
Flu season is underway, and the flu vaccine is the first and most important step you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones. The flu vaccine is safe for individuals 6 months and older; free to most Delawareans, even if you do not have insurance; very important for groups at higher risk, such as seniors, women who are pregnant, young children, and people with chronic health conditions; and something you should get every year.
The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. With COVID-19 pandemic practices easing, more Delawareans are interacting outside the home, more public events are happening, and fewer people are wearing masks. These things make it easier for the flu to spread. Make the time to fight for your health; get the flu vaccine today. To find your flu vaccine, click here to visit the CDC Flu Finder or click the button below to see a list of DPH flu vaccine clinics.
During the 2019-2020 Flu Season in Delaware:
(Prior to COVID-19 Pandemic)
Nearly 400 Delawareans were hospitalized due to the flu.
11 people died from flu complications.
Learn More About the Flu
2021-2022 Flu Season Toolkit:
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For more data on Delaware COVID cases, testing and outcomes, including demographic breakdowns, go to My Healthy Community