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Department of Health and Human Services Hosts Clinics in Seven Locations

Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler, Director of Health and Human Services, Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, and Department of Health mascot, “Sure Shot” today announced the County’s Super Saturday, free flu vaccination clinics.

The free, flu vaccination clinics will be held on Saturday, October 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at the following locations in each of the seven Councilmanic districts:

  • Drumcastle Government Center
    6401 York Road, First Floor
    Baltimore, Maryland 21212

  • Dundalk Middle School  
    7400 Dunmanway
    Baltimore, Maryland 21222

  • Hereford Middle School
    712 Corbett Road
    Monkton, Maryland 21111

  • 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 Community Center
    3505 Resource Drive
    Randallstown, Maryland 21133

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

“Our goal is to make getting your flu shot as accessible and convenient as possible so that we can help to safeguard against this potentially dangerous illness,” said Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler. “Holding these clinics at seven locations across the County and providing the vaccine at no cost is a great way to prepare for the flu season.” 

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 may change from year to year. The vaccine is safe, effective and readily available this season.

“We don’t want locations or cost be a deterrent for people to get their shot,” said Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, Director of Health and Human Services. “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/flushot.


Evening clinics to be held at Drumcastle Government Center

In order to ensure that as many residents as possible have their annual flu vaccination, the Baltimore County Department of Health will offer two evening flu clinics from 3 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, November 9 and Monday, November 21 at the Drumcastle Government Center located at 6401 York Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21212.

Free flu shots (injectable only) will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis for anyone six months and older. No appointment is necessary.

For more information, call the Department of Health at 410-887-BCHD (2243).


Residents encouraged to come to Super Saturday clinics

Baltimore County, Maryland—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 22 from 9 a.m. to noon, the Department will hold public flu vaccination clinics at the follow locations in each of the seven councilmanic districts:

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

Dundalk Middle School
7400 Dunmanway
Baltimore, Maryland 21222

Hereford Middle School
712 Corbett Road
Monkton, Maryland 21111

Lansdowne Middle School
2400 Lansdowne Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21227

Randallstown Community Center
3505 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

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


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017