Upper Chesapeake to offer flu clinics throughout county

October 03, 2004|By Kevin T. McVey | Kevin T. McVey,SUN STAFF

Upper Chesapeake Health System will offer flu clinics throughout Harford County next month. The cost is $10, which must be paid in cash.

Beginning Nov. 1, seven one-day clinics will be held in Bel Air for flu vaccinations:

Harford Mall, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 1; 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10; and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 14.

Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 6 and 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 17. A pediatric flu clinic for children ages 3 to 11 will be offered at Upper Chesapeake from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 13, and a pediatric follow-up clinic will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 11.

In Aberdeen, Klein's at Beards Mill Plaza will hold a clinic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 2.

In Havre de Grace, Harford Memorial Hospital flu clinics will be open from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 11 and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 20.

In Joppatowne, Holy Spirit Church will hold a clinic from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 12.

In Hickory, St. Ignatius Church will hold a clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 16.

In Jarrettsville, a flu clinic will be offered from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at the Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Company.

In Pylesville, a flu clinic will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 28 at St. Mary's Church.

The contagious disease is caused by the influenza virus. It attacks the nose, lungs and throat in humans with symptoms that include fever, headache, fatigue, dry cough, sore throat, nasal congestion and body aches.

People usually recover from the flu within two weeks, but complications can develop, including pneumonia. Those more susceptible to flu are men and women older than age 50 with chronic medical conditions; residents of nursing homes; adults and children older than 6 months with asthma; women who are more than three months pregnant; and people with weakened immune systems,

For information, call the health system at 800-515-0044.

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