Governor joins hundreds in getting their flu shots
By Amy Cherry

Updated Friday, October 5, 2012 - 5:49pm

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WDEL's Amy Cherry reports.

Governor Markell waited in line just like hundreds of others did to get their flu shots from the state's Division of Public Health (DPH).

The free clinic at the New Castle Farmer's Market is part of their "Get It" campaign to stop the spread of the flu, a preventable sickness that kills thousands every year.

Dr. Karyl Rattay, director of the Delaware DPH wants to dispel any rumors or myths about the flu shot.

"You just don't get influenza from the shot. Now, some people get achy at the site of the flu vaccine, but if you get sick after you get the flu shot that means you have some infection, and it could be influenza, or it could be something else," says Dr. Rattay.

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Children, the elderly, and pregnant women are at the highest risk of contracting the flu.

For a listing of other free flu clinics the state is offering, visit The Delaware DPH

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