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State partners up to vaccinate even more for monkeypox

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

The state will expand access to monkeypox vaccine Monday, Aug. 22, and focus on reaching those who are most likely to contract the virus. The average person is not. The Delaware Division of Public Health on Monday will offer vaccines through state health clinics, Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, AIDS Delaware, the HIV Consortium in Wilmington and Camp Rehoboth in Rehoboth …

Monkeypox

2 new cases of monkeypox found in Delaware

Staff Writer Headlines, Health

    A 46-year-old Sussex County man and a 25-year-old Kent County man have become the second and third person in Delaware to be diagnosed with monkeypox. Even so, the state Division of Public Health said the risk to the public remains low. It has, however, started a hotline for people who think they may have been exposed or have …

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COVID-19 vaccines for kids 6 months to 5 years ready in Del.

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

Delaware’s pre-ordered COVID-19 vaccines for ages 6 months through 5 years old were expected to start arriving Monday, June 20. They will go to medical providers who pre-ordered them, but not all did. Parents of those children should be able to have the kids vaccinated starting Tuesday, the Division of Public Health announced, after the drugs were approved for emergency …

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With COVID cases rising, Public Health recommends masking indoors

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  The number of daily COVID-19 cases has risen in the last month from 157 per day to 547, the Delaware Division of Public Health reported this weekend. Those cases are the ones they know about. Many people are testing positive at home and not reporting it. While the number of cases are rising, the number of hospitalizations and deaths …

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Public Health: Don’t make, use homemade baby formula

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

  The Delaware Division of Public Health on Tuesday warned parents worried about finding enough baby formula for their children to not make or use homemade formula and to never dilute the formula they may have. Parents across the country are dealing with a shortage of baby formula created by supply chain issues as well as a massive recall in …

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Here’s how to ditch expired, unused medicine Saturday

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

    Delaware residents can discard their expired or unused medications — as well as needles — Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at a variety of places around the state. Delaware’s version of the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is designed to reduce the chances of people misusing prescriptions, accidentally or deliberately. The event, run by the state …

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COVID cases, hospitalizations rise about 50% in last month, still low

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

The daily average number of COVID-19 cases in Delaware has risen by 50% in the last month, but is still miniscule compared to the thousands per day in January. As of Thursday, the number of daily new cases, averaged over seven days, was 157.1, up from 94 on March 25. The number of hospitalizations was 25 Thursday, up 10 from …

Delaware's flu season has been very mild this year.

Kent woman becomes state’s first flu death of 21-22 season

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

The Department of Public Health announced the first flu death of the year Tuesday. A 54-year-0ld Kent County woman became the first person in Delaware to die of the flu this season, the Delaware Division of Public Health announced Tuesday. She had underlying health conditions and was not vaccinated before dying of influenza A, the division said. It does not …

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Drop in COVID-19 cases, federal money means changes in Delaware

Betsy Price Headlines, Health

As the number of new COVID-19 cases continues to decline in Delaware, the state is shifting its weekly stats update to monthly. The next one will come out April 22. The Friday announcement also said the federal program that reimbursed providers for testing and vaccinating uninsured people will stop at 11:59 p.m. April 5. That means some providers may stop …