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Not all flu shots are the same

October 21st, 2021|

We have reached the time of year when flu shots are given. Most people think that all flu shots are the same. That is not true. The components of flu shots change every year. There are many different strains of flu. Each year the scientific community looks at the prevailing strains and provides a vaccine that contains those strains. Most of the time they are accurate. That means that people receiving the flu vaccine will be protected. Sometimes other strains pop up unexpectedly. That means the flu vaccine will not be helpful if someone is exposed to that new strain. That is one of the reasons that some people will argue that they got the flu shot but got the flu anyway. Another reason is that there are other illnesses that can mimic the flu in terms of symptoms. If someone gets one of those illnesses, they again may think they got the flu even though they received the vaccine. This year there are four different strains contained in the flu vaccine. There are two Type A influenza viruses: H1N1, H3N2. There are two Type B viruses: B/Victoria lineage and B/Yamagata lineage. As of Sept. 10, there were [...]


St. Stephen’s UMC Events

October 21st, 2021|

Oct. 30- Yard Sale from 7-11 a.m. Proceeds go towards food baskets.  From 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Christ Connections Youth Group will have a Carry out Spooky Soup Sale. Cost is $7/quart. Come out and try some Green Eyeball Peas and Dumplings, Vegetable Beef Witches Brew, and Vampire Potion Chili. Nov. 13- St. Stephen’s will be hosting their first Drive Through Spaghetti Dinner at 101 E State St., Delmar (DE) behind the church from 4-7 p.m. Price is $10 per dinner. Nov. 28- The Love Light Tree Ceremony will take place at State Street Park at 6 p.m. Lights are $5 each. For more information contact the church office at (302) 846-9501.

Free Thanksgiving Dinner Giveaway 

October 21st, 2021|

There will be a free Thanksgiving dinner giveaway on Saturday, Nov. 20 starting at 11:30 a.m. at Soul Outreach Christian Church and Ministries, located at 11475 Commercial Lane (beside Dutch Market) in Laurel.


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Gregory Rhodes, 66

Gregory Rhodes passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully in his sleep on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. Gregory was born in Gloucester, England on July 8, 1955 to parents Judy and Curtis Rhodes. His family moved to [...]

Richard W. “Dick” Miller, 84

Richard W. “Dick” Miller of Seaford passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021. He was born in Clifton, NJ on  April 4, 1937, son of Oscar and Katherine Miller. Dick spent most of his childhood in [...]

Geraldine Elizabeth Parsons, 71

Geraldine Elizabeth Parsons of Delmar passed away peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 at her home in Harrington, where she had lived since May of 2020. She was born in Virginia [...]

Richard Woodrow Blackiston

Richard Woodrow Blackiston of Seaford passed away Sept. 24, 2021 at the Seaford Hospital after a year-long struggle with cancer. He was born July 20, 1938 in Pondtown, Md. He was the son of the [...]

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