Balt. County HHS to Dispense Free Flu Shots, Oct. 25

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On Saturday, October 25 from 9 a.m. to noon, the Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services will hold Super Saturday, a morning of free flu shots for county residents at the follow locations in each of the seven council districts:

Drumcastle Government Center
6401 York Road, First Floor
Baltimore, MD 21212

Hereford Middle School
712 Corbett Road
Monkton, MD 21111

Holabird Middle School
1701 Delvale Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21222

Lansdowne Middle School
2400 Lansdowne Road
Baltimore, MD 21227 

Middle River Middle School

800 Middle River Road

Baltimore, MD 21220

Pikesville Middle School
7701 Seven Mile Lane
Pikesville, Maryland 21208

Randallstown High School
4000 Offutt Road
Randallstown, Maryland 21133

Free flu vaccinations will be available, while supplies last. Vaccines are given on a first come, first serve basis and no appointment is needed. Residents are asked to wear short-sleeve or sleeveless shirts for quick and easy access to the portion of their arm where the vaccination will be administered.

“Nobody wants to catch the flu and flu vaccines are a great defense against this common, but potentially dangerous illness,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. “We are making it as easy and convenient as possible for people to get their free, annual flu shot.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone six months of age and older get the flu vaccine – even if they were vaccinated last year – since immunity from vaccination declines over time and strains my change from year to year. The vaccine is safe, effective and readily available this season. Maryland had its first reported case of flu for the 2014-2015 season last week and the number of influenza cases is expected to increase in the next few months.

“I am urging all individuals six months and older to stay in the game and get a flu shot this year,” stated Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch. “As I remind residents every fall, the best defensive move against the flu is knowing the flu FACTS – Frequently wash your hands, Always get an annual flu shot, Cover your coughs, Take time off when you are sick, and Seek medical treatment if symptoms get worse.”

For more information on Super Saturday flu vaccination clinics, call 410-887-BCHD (2243) or visit www.baltimorecountymd.gov/health.

 

Edited from Press Release

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