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County Sponsors Flu Vaccination Clinics for Residents
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County Sponsors Flu Vaccination Clinics for Residents

 

The following notice was sent to us by Karen Falcon:

County health officials announced the 2011-2012 seasonal flu vaccination clinic schedule and urged residents to protect themselves by getting vaccinated.  Montgomery County clinics will offer FREE vaccinations by appointment only. 

     The 2011-2012 seasonal flu vaccine includes protection against the H1N1 virus, along with influenza A and influenza B strains.  Only one vaccination is needed this year—there will not be separate vaccinations for H1N1 and seasonal influenza.

            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. There will not be any high dose vaccine available this year.   Injectable (shots) will be available to adults and children over six months of age.   Intranasal (FluMist) vaccine will be available for children 2 to 18 years old.   FluMist has no preservatives (including thimerasol) and is approved for use in children 2 to 18 years old who are healthy and not pregnant.

 

Monday, October 31, 2011

(Clinic for school-age children only)

9 a.m. – 12 noon

Einstein High School

11135 Newport Mill Road

Kensington

 

Monday, October 31, 2011

(Clinic for school-age children only)

9 a.m. – 12 noon

Seneca Valley High School

19407 Crystal Rock Drive

Germantown

 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Germantown Health Center

12900 Middlebrook Road, 2nd floor

Germantown

 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Silver Spring Health Center

8630 Fenton Street

Silver Spring

 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Germantown Health Center

12900 Middlebrook Road, 2nd floor

Germantown

 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Silver Spring Health Center

8630 Fenton Street

Silver Spring

 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

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

Universities at Shady Grove, Bldg. II

9630 Gudelsky Drive,

Rockville

 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Germantown Health Center

12900 Middlebrook Road, 2nd floor

Germantown

 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Silver Spring Health Center

8630 Fenton Street

Silver Spring

 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Germantown Health Center

12900 Middlebrook Road, 2nd floor

Germantown

 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Silver Spring Health Center

8630 Fenton Street

Silver Spring

 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Germantown Health Center

12900 Middlebrook Road, 2nd floor

Germantown

 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Silver Spring Health Center

8630 Fenton Street

Silver Spring

 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Germantown Health Center

12900 Middlebrook Road, 2nd floor

Germantown

 

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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