Flu clinics to offer free vaccinations

October 21, 2005

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health will offer flu vaccinations to county residents beginning Monday.

Free injectable and nasal spray vaccines will be available, but the department suggests donations of $20. Medicare Part B will cover the $20 donation; Medicaid cards will be needed.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends vaccinations for high priority groups such as people age 65 and older; those with chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer and HIV/AIDS; children 6 months to 23 months; pregnant women; health care personnel who provide direct patient care; and out-of-home caregivers of children younger than 6 months old.

Flu clinics have been scheduled for:

Monday, Health Services Building, 3 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Thursday, South County Senior Center, 27 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater, 9 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Oct. 31, Health Services Building, 3 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Annapolis, 9 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Nov. 2, Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie, 9 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Nov. 5, Owensville Primary Care Health Fair, 134 Owensville Road, West River, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, visit aahealth.org or call 410-222-7343.

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