Super Saturday Flu Vaccination Clinics
Baltimore County residents can get a free flu vaccination on a first-come, first-serve basis, while supplies last, on Saturday, October 25 from 9 a.m. to noon at one of seven locations. 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. Anyone six months and older is encouraged to receive an annual flu vaccination.
Drumcastle Government Center
6401 York Road, First Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212
Hereford Middle School
712 Corbett Road
Monkton, Maryland 21111
Holabird Middle School
1701 Delvale Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21222
Lansdowne Middle School
2400 Lansdowne Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21227
Middle River Middle School
800 Middle River Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21220
Pikesville Middle School
7701 Seven Mile Lane
Pikesville, Maryland 21208
Randallstown High School
4000 Offutt Road
Randallstown, Maryland 21133
Drive Through Flu Clinic
Residents six months and older can get a free seasonal flu vaccination while in their car on Sunday, November 2 from 8 a.m. until noon. The drive through clinic will take place at the Community College of Baltimore County - Essex Campus located at Rossville Boulevard and College Drive. For more information, call 443-777-7900.
Which flu vaccine is right for me?
There are two types of vaccines:
The “flu shot” — an inactivated vaccine (containing inactive virus) that is given with a needle, usually in the arm. The flu shot is approved for use in people older than six months, including healthy people and people with chronic medical conditions.
The nasal-spray flu vaccine — a vaccine made with live, weakened flu viruses that is given as a nasal spray (sometimes called LAIV for “Live Attenuated Influenza Vaccine”). The viruses in the nasal spray vaccine do not cause the flu. LAIV is approved for use in healthy people two through 49 years of age who are not pregnant.
Who should not get the vaccine?
If you have any severe (life-threatening) allergies you should not get vaccinated. If you ever had a life-threatening allergic reaction after a dose of flu vaccine, or have a severe allergy to any part of this vaccine, you may be advised not to get a dose. Most, but not all, types of flu vaccine contain a small amount of egg.
If you ever had Guillain-Barré Syndrome (a severe paralyzing illness, also called GBS) you should be discussed with your doctor if you should get vaccinated. Some people with a history of GBS should not get this vaccine.
If you are not feeling well you may be asked to wait until you feel better before getting a flu shot.
Remember the Flu FACTS!
Residents are encouraged to remember the flu FACTS in order to prevent the spread of contagious viruses, including seasonal flu:
- Frequently wash your hands with soap and water
- Always get an annual flu shot
- Cover your cough and sneeze
- Take time off if you have symptoms
- Seek care if your symptoms get worse
Where can I get more information?
Visit www.flu.gov or the most up-to-date information on seasonal flu.
Revised October 2, 2014