County clinics for flu shots are scheduled Pneumococcal vaccine also will be available

November 13, 1996

The county Department of Health has scheduled flu shot clinics this week and next for county residents.

Pneumococcal vaccine also will be available at all clinic locations.

Among those who should consider receiving influenza vaccine are people older than 65; with chronic heart and lung disease, including cystic fibrosis and asthma, kidney disease, diabetes, or hemoglobin disorders; and cancer or AIDS patients. If you are not sure if you should receive the influenza vaccine, contact your physician.

Dates for shots are:

Today, Annapolis Health Services Building, 3 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 7: 30 p.m.;

Tomorrow, Annapolis Senior Center, 701 Glenwood St., Annapolis, 9 a.m. to 11: 30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Friday, Asbury Methodist Church, 78 Church Road, Arnold, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Brooklyn Park Health Center, 300 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Nov. 20, Anne Arundel Community College, College Parkway, Arnold Student Services Center, Room 107, 8: 30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Flu season usually runs from late fall to early spring. Since the vaccine protects for only one season, annual shots are necessary for continued protection.

The Department of Health has opened a flu and pneumococcal vaccine information line.

Operators are available 8: 30 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, except holidays, to answer questions on the flu and pneumococcal vaccines and the immunization clinics. The number is 222-7343.

Pub Date: 11/13/96

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