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Encourages Residents to Take Every Precaution Against the Flu During COVID-19 Pandemic

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Chief Administrative Officer Stacy Rodgers and Health Officer Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch today announced the County’s plan to host a Super Weekend flu vaccination clinic at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.

“As our fight against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic continues, it’s more important than ever to take precautions to protect yourself from the seasonal flu,” said County Executive Olszewski. “This two-day flu vaccination clinic will help residents across Baltimore County take steps to safeguard against this potentially dangerous illness. We hope as many people as possible will take advantage of this accessible, convenient and free clinic to help prevent themselves and their loved ones from getting the flu this season.”

“The COVID-19 pandemic is a game changer for all of us,” said Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, Director of the Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services and the County’s Health Officer. “People who do not traditionally get a flu vaccine must make sure to get vaccinated this season. This is especially true for African-Americans who often shy away from getting flu vaccinations, but are disproportionately affected by the coronavirus.”

Appointments are required in order to get your free vaccination at the Super Weekend clinic scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18 at the Cow Palace at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium (2200 York Road). Schedule your appointment by visiting www.baltimorecountymd.gov/flu.

Holding this event at the fairgrounds helps support social distancing. Attendees must also wear a face covering at the event.

Residents are asked to wear short-sleeved or sleeveless shirts for quick and easy access to the portion of the arm where the vaccination is administered.

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.
Seek medical treatment if symptoms get worse.

For more information on the Super Weekend flu vaccination clinic, call 410-887-3816 or visit www.baltimorecountymd.gov/flu.


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.


Department of Health and Human Services Invites all Baltimore County Residents to Super Saturday 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 21 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


 
 
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