With the recent increase in flu cases and hospitalizations in Delaware and nationwide, Delaware's Division of Public Health (DPH) reminds Delawareans that everyone older than six months who is not yet vaccinated against the flu should do so immediately.
For the week ending Dec. 29, DPH reported more than 100 confirmed cases of influenza, bringing the state's total for the season to more than 400 confirmed cases.
Delawareans are encouraged to prevent infection by taking the following measures:
- Wash hands with soap frequently or use alcohol-based hand sanitizers, especially after you cough, sneeze, or touch your face.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and dispose of the tissue immediately. If a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your sleeve. Droplets from a sneeze can travel up to six feet.
- Stay home when sick and do not return to school or work until 24 hours after a fever.
For more information call (800) 282-8672 or visit flu.delaware.gov.