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Seven Locations for Super Saturday Flu Vaccination Clinics
Today, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, Director of Health and Human Services and “Sure Shot,” the Department of Health mascot, announced the County’s Super Saturday, free flu vaccination clinics.
On Saturday, October 17, from 9 a.m. to noon, the Department will hold public flu vaccination clinics at the follow locations in each of the seven council districts:
Drumcastle Government Center
6401 York Road, First Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212
Dundalk Middle School
Baltimore, Maryland 21222
Hereford Middle School
712 Corbett Road
Monkton, Maryland 21111
Lansdowne Middle School
2400 Lansdowne Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21227
Liberty Family Resource Center
3525 Resource Drive
Randallstown, Maryland 21133
Middle River Middle School
800 Middle River Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21220
Pikesville Middle School
7701 Seven Mile Lane
Pikesville, Maryland 21208
Appointments Not Necessary
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. “By having clinics located across the County, we are making it as easy and convenient as possible for people to get their free, annual flu shot on Saturday.”
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.
“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 visit Super Saturday Flu vaccination clinics or call 410-887-BCHD (2243).
October Show Highlights Applying for Healthcare, Police Body Cameras and More
The October edition of Baltimore County’s half-hour cable television public affairs show, “Hello Baltimore County,” highlights the following topics:
- Applying for Health Coverage – Find out how Baltimore County Health and Human Services can help you access health coverage for your family.
- Body Worn Cameras – Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Police Chief Jim Johnson discuss their decision outfit officers with body worn cameras.
- Diplomas to Degrees – BCPS Superintendent Dr. Dallas Dance and CCBC President Dr. Sandra Kurtinitis share the many programs for high school students to earn college credits.
View streaming video of the Hello Baltimore County shows.
In addition to online access, the program runs several times per week on Cable Channel 25, in Baltimore County, at the following times:
- Mondays: 1:30 p.m., 6 p.m.
- Tuesdays: 12 p.m., 9 p.m.
- Wednesdays: 11 a.m., 4 p.m., 10 p.m.
- Thursdays: 1 p.m., 8 p.m.
- Fridays: 11 a.m., 6 p.m.
- Saturdays: 10 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.
- Sundays: 10 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.
Vaccines are Only $8 Each for Dogs, Cats and Ferrets
Keep your pet and your family safe this fall by taking advantage of Baltimore County Department of Health’s low-cost rabies vaccination clinics. The outdoor clinics are scheduled from now through October 31 at seven sites. Vaccinations protect domestic animals and humans from rabies, which is a potentially fatal disease.
Vaccinations are $8 and available to cats, dogs and ferrets. The clinics will be held rain or shine. Animals receiving rabies shots must be at least 12 weeks old. All animals must be on leashes or in carriers. Due to time constraints, safety and escape risk, uncontrollable animals will not be vaccinated during the clinics. Aggressive dogs must be muzzled. All cats must be contained in a properly sized, escape-proof carrier. Exact change is appreciated, as cash and checks will be the only forms of payment accepted.
Baltimore County law requires pets to be licensed and for rabies vaccinations to be kept up-to-date. Other precautions against rabies include obeying leash laws and avoiding contact with wild animals or unknown domestic animals. If your pet has had contact with a wild animal, notify your veterinarian. Additionally, if you have been bitten or scratched by an animal, seek medical attention.
Bite and scratch exposures from any animal to a human or pet exposure to wildlife are also reportable to the local Health Department, Police Department or Animal Control authority. For additional information on how to protect your pet against rabies, contact Baltimore County Animal Services at 410-887-PAWS (7297).