Del. gets federal grants to help fight flu

July 13, 2009 6:03:38 AM PDT
Delaware is slated to get nearly $1 million to prepare for the fight against influenza this fall, including funds targeted at swine flu. The $981,500 in grants comes from an appropriations bill signed into law last month by President Obama.

More than $730,000 of the money Delaware will receive comes from Public Health Emergency Response grants earmarked for the state public health department. It includes funds for vaccination programs and efforts to reduce public exposure to swine flu.

Hospitals and health care systems are eligible for more than $250,000 to prepare for possible flu outbreaks and their effect on the public health.

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Information from: WILM-AM, http://www.wilm.com/

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