Health Officials Announce Flu Vaccination Campaign

Montgomery County Health officials have announced the dates for the county’s annual flu vaccination campaign.

County-sponsored seasonal flu vaccination clinics will be held beginning in late October, according to a news release.

Below are the dates and times:

Oct. 30 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Universities at Shady Grove 9630 Gudelsky Drive Rockville

For anyone 6 months of age and older. By appointment only.  There is no charge for vaccinations at this site.  Flu shots only will be available.  There will be no FluMist.  Paid visitor parking is available in the Traville Gateway Garage or Shady Grove Garage.  See parking map for more information. The clinic is a partnership between Montgomery County Health and Human Services and the University of Maryland System.

There will be three FREE flu shot clinics for healthy, school aged children (ages 3 to 18 years) by appointment only. Flu Mist will not be available.

Schedule appointments on the County’s website by clicking here or calling 3-1-1.

Nov. 9  1:30 p.m. to  4:30 p.m.

Kennedy High School,1901 Randolph Road Silver Spring, MD

Northwest High School 13501 Richter Farm Road, Germantown, MD

Rockville High School 2100 Baltimore Road Rockville, MD

There will be flu shot clinics for anyone six months of age and older. No appointment necessary.  There will be a $20 fee for each flu shot payable by cash or credit card.  Flu shots only will be available.  There will be no FluMist.   A parent or legal guardian must accompany children under the age of 18.

Nov. 13 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (closed for lunch 12 noon to 1 p.m.)

Germantown Health Center 12900 Middlebrook Road, 2nd floor, Germantown

Silver Spring Health Center 8620 Fenton Street, 10th floor, Silver Spring

Health officials said in addition to vaccinations, good health habits is the best way to stop the spread of germs and to prevent illnesses like the flu:

  • Always cover cough or sneeze with a tissue and throw the tissue away.
  • Cough or sneeze into the inside of the elbow.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze and before you eat. Alcohol hand sanitizer (minimum 60% alcohol) will help if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching the eyes, nose or mouth. These are places germs can enter the body easily.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick, too.
  • Monitor yourself and your family for symptoms of fever which include chills, headache, sore throat, cough, body aches, and vomiting or diarrhea.
  • If you are sick, stay home from work, school or other public places until you are feeling well.

For more information, click here to be re-directed to the county’s flu website.

 

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