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#VaccinateIn48: Beebe Healthcare Launches 48 Free Flu Vaccination Clinics

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Beginning in September, Beebe Healthcare is offering 48 public and private flu clinics at locations throughout Sussex County in order to provide safe and convenient access to flu vaccinations to as many people in the community as possible.

This initiative, dubbed #VaccinateIn48, includes free clinics that will be accessible to patients via drive-thru, bike-thru, or walk-up. These events will have all protocols in place to safely administer the vaccines.

“Getting a vaccine will help prevent the flu, as will wearing a face covering, proper hand hygiene, cough etiquette, and avoiding others who are ill,” said Bill Chasanov, MD, infectious disease physician at Beebe Healthcare. “These are all easy ways to help reduce the overall number cases of the flu, COVID-19, and other respiratory illnesses during this fall and winter.”

While COVID-19 is still active in the community, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months and older, with rare exceptions, get a flu vaccine to help protect themselves during the 2020-2021 flu season. In addition to the flu vaccine, it is important to continue other practices to help reduce the spread of both influenza and COVID-19. 

The CDC also recommends that people should get vaccinated before flu activity begins in their community and suggests September and October as good times to get a flu shot.

Flu shots will be offered to both pediatric and adult patients at the clinics on September 26, October 10, and October 24. Vaccinations will be provided to adults only (18 and over) at all other clinics, including the high-dose shot for those 65 years and older.

In addition to flu shots, Beebe is also offering training and distribution of Naloxone, which can be used to treat a narcotic overdose in an emergency situation, at the clinics on September 21, October 19, and November 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach.

In coordination with the community #VaccinateIn48 events, Beebe is also planning to immunize 80% of eligible team members in a 48-hour window between September 15-17.

“What will happen this fall and winter is uncertain, but it is likely that there will be both COVID-19 and seasonal flu activity in our community,” said David A. Tam, MD, MBA, FACHE, President & CEO of Beebe Healthcare. “Getting a flu vaccine will be more important than ever to protect your own health. It will also help protect the health of the people around you.”

Beebe Healthcare’s free flu shot clinic dates and locations include:

  • September 21, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Rd, Rehoboth Beach 
  • September 24, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., First State Community Action, 308 N Railroad Avenue, Georgetown 
  • September 25, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Frankford Fire Hall, 7 Main Street, Frankford 
  • September 26, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Route 24 Campus & Beacon, 18941 John J. Williams Highway (RT. 24) Rehoboth Beach
  • September 28, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Rd, Rehoboth Beach
  • September 29, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Milton CHEER Center, 24855 Broadkill Road, Milton
  • October 1, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Rehoboth Convention Center, 229 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach
  • October 2, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Crossroads Community Church, 20684 State Forest Road, Georgetown
  • October 3, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Beebe South Coastal, 32750 Roxana Road, Frankford
  • October 5, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Rd, Rehoboth Beach
  • October 7, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Lewes Ferry Terminal, 43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes
  • October 8, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., CHEER Center Long Neck, 26089 Long Neck Road, Millsboro
  • October, 9, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., First State Community Action, 308 N Railroad Avenue, Georgetown
  • October 10, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Route 24 Campus and Beacon Pediatrics, 18941 John J. Williams Highway (RT. 24) Rehoboth Beach
  • October 11, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Beebe Millsboro Family Practice, 232 Mitchell Street, Millsboro
  • October 12, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Rd, Rehoboth Beach
  • October 13, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Frankford Fire Hall, 7 Main Street, Frankford
  • October 15, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Bayside Community Development, 31252 Americana Parkway, Selbyville
  • October 17, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Sussex Academy, 21150 Airport Road, Georgetown
  • October 18, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Frankford Fire Hall, 7 Main Street, Frankford
  • October 19, 10 a.m. -2 p.m., Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Rd, Rehoboth Beach
  • October 20, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Milton CHEER Center, 24855 Broadkill Road, Milton
  • October 21, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Lewes Ferry Terminal, 43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes
  • October 22, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., Lewes Senior Center, 32083 Janice Road, Lewes
  • October 24, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Route 24 Campus and Beacon, 18941 John J. Williams Highway (RT. 24) Rehoboth Beach
  • October 25, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Beebe South Coastal, 32750 Roxana Road, Frankford
  • October 26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Rd, Rehoboth Beach
  • October 27, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Ocean View VFW, 29265 Marshy Hope Way, Ocean View
  • November 1, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Millsboro Family Practice, 232 Mitchell Street, Millsboro
  • November 2, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Rd, Rehoboth Beach
  • November 4, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Lewes Ferry Terminal, 43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes
  • November 5, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., Rehoboth Convention Center, 229 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach
  • November 6, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Crossroads Community Church, 20684 State Forest Road, Georgetown
  • November 8, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Beebe South Coastal, 32750 Roxana Road, Frankford
  • November 9, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Rd, Rehoboth Beach
  • November 10, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Frankford Fire Hall, 7 Main Street, Frankford
  • November 12, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., CHEER Center Long Neck, 26089 Long Neck Road, Millsboro
  • November 14, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Sussex Academy, 21150 Airport Road, Georgetown
  • November 16, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Rd, Rehoboth Beach
  • November 17, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m., CHEER Center Milton, 24855 Broadkill Road, Milton
  • November 18, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Lewes Ferry Terminal , 43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes
  • November 23, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Rd, Rehoboth Beach

For more information on the clinics, call Beebe Population Health at 302-645-3337. For a flyer listing flu clinics, times, and street addresses, visit https://www.beebehealthcare.org/vaccinate-48