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County Flu Vaccination Clinics

Montgomery County health officials announced the seasonal flu vaccination clinic schedule for residents. Montgomery County clinics offer Free vaccinations by appointment only. To make an online appointment, go to www.montgomerycountymd.gov/flu or call 311.

“Flu season is around the corner and vaccination is the best way to protect against getting the flu. I urge everyone over the age of six months to get vaccinated.” said County Health Officer Dr. Ulder J. Tillman

The 2012-2013 seasonal flu vaccine includes protection against the H1N1 virus, along with influenza A and influenza B strains. Only one vaccination is needed.

Each year, new flu vaccines are made to protect against the types of influenza expected to cause illness that year. Because the influenza viruses change each year and the body’s immune system cannot prevent infections from the changed viruses, it is important to get vaccinated each year.

There will not be any preservative free injectable vaccine available at the County clinics this year. Injectable (shots) will be available to adults and children over six months of age. Intranasal (FluMist) vaccine will be available for healthy children 3 to 18 years old. FluMist has no preservatives (including thimerasol) and is approved for use in children 3 to 18 years old who are healthy and not pregnant.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
(Flu Shots Only)
1 to 4 p.m.
Silver Spring Health Center, 8630 Fenton Street, 10th floor, Silver Spring

Monday, November 5, 2012
(Clinic for school-age children only)
9 a.m. to 12 noon
Seneca Valley High School, 19407 Crystal Rock Drive, Germantown

9 a.m. to 12 noon
Kennedy High School, 1901 Randolph Road, Silver Spring
9 a.m. to12 noon
Richard Montgomery High School, 250 Richard Montgomery Drive, Rockville

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
(Flu Shots Only
)
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Silver Spring Health Center, 8630 Fenton Street, Silver Spring

Thursday, November 8, 2012
(Flu Shots Only)

8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Germantown Health Center, 12900 Middlebrook Road, 2nd floor, Germantown

Thursday, November 13, 2012
(Flu Shots Only)

4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Universities at Shady Grove, Bldg. II, 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville

Thursday, November 15, 2012
(Flu Shots Only)

8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Germantown Health Center,12900 Middlebrook Road, 2nd floor, Germantown

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
(Flu Shots Only)

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Silver Spring Health Center, 8630 Fenton Street, Silver Spring

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
(Flu Shots Only)

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Silver Spring Health Center, 8630 Fenton Street, Silver Spring

Thursday, November 29, 2012
(Flu Shots Only)

8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Germantown Health Center, 12900 Middlebrook Road, 2nd floor, Germantown

Tuesday, December 4, 2012
(Flu Shots Only)

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Silver Spring Health Center, 8630 Fenton Street, Silver Spring

Thursday, December 6, 2012
(Flu Shots Only)

8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Germantown Health Center, 12900 Middlebrook Road, 2nd floor, Germantown

Thursday, December 13, 2012
(Flu Shots Only)

8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Germantown Health Center, 12900 Middlebrook Road, 2nd floor, Germantown

Tuesday, December 18, 2012
(Flu Shots Only)

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Silver Spring Health Center, 8630 Fenton Street, Silver Spring

County health officials encourage everyone to help prevent the spread of flu and many other contagious diseases by practicing the following good hygiene habits:
• Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue; immediately discard used tissues.
• Sneeze and cough into the upper sleeve; not the hands.
• Wash hands frequently throughout the day.
• Wash hands by scrubbing together for 20 seconds with soap and warm water.
• Stay home from school and work if symptoms develop such as a fever, coughing, sneezing, runny nose, headache and body aches.
For more information about the flu and to make an online appointment, go to www.montgomerycountymd.gov/flu. Those without Internet access can call 311 to make an appointment.

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