CHAPTER 573

HOUSE BILL NO. 1028

AN ACT MAKING A SUPPLEMENTARY APPROPRIATION TO THE DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES FOR INFLUENZA VACCINATION.

WHEREAS, the Division of Public Health has applied for a federal grant to support a special project which will provide influenza vaccinations for all citizens of the state; and

WHEREAS, the said grant, authorized through a special federal appropriation under the Public Health Service Act, will total approximately $67,000 in financial aid and will also provide more than 500,000 doses of vaccine; and

WHEREAS, the federal grant will not be sufficient to complete the anti-influenza campaign, even with the use of volunteers; and

WHEREAS, it is estimated that a state appropriation amounting to $49,825 will be required.

NOW, THEREFORE:

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. The sum of forty-nine thousand eight hundred twenty-five dollars ($49,825) is hereby appropriated to the Division of Public Health of the Department of Health and Social Services to supplement the federal grant for the sole purpose of carrying out Delaware's Immunization Activities Program as it relates to influenza vaccinations.

Section 2. This Act is a supplementary appropriation bill and the funds hereby appropriated shall be paid from the General Fund of the State Treasury from monies not otherwise appropriated.

Section 3. The funds appropriated hereby shall only be used in the influenza immunization program and any funds appropriated herein but not expended by July 1, 1977, shall thereupon revert to the General Fund of the State of Delaware.

Approved July 20, 1976