Philadelphia, PA - Delaware’s Health Care System is seeing an increase for the flu shots this year amid the coronavirus pandemic with overwhelming demand.
The Delaware State News reported that around a 75% increase in the total number of vaccinations from Beebe Healthcare recorded last year in more than 30 clinics. This year they vaccinated more than 3,100 community members through 13 flu clinics. More than 2,200 were vaccinated in 48 hours this past September, according to the newspaper.
Delaware State Health officials are-asking individuals to get either the flu shot or the nasal spray this year, in an effort to avoid the extra strain of treating influenza amid the pandemic.
In comparison, Delaware last year reported around 7,000 cases of the flu, with 400 individuals hospitalized and 11 reported deaths.
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