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By Andrea K. Walker | November 2, 2012
If you still haven't gotten your flu shot, there are two opportunities to get one - free of charge. MedStar Franklin Square will hold its 6th annual free seasonal flu vaccination clinic 9 a.m. Sunday at The Community College of Baltimore County's Essex campus. The flu shots will be given to anyone age 6 months or older. The clinic is being held in conjunction with the Baltimore County Department of Health. On Tuesday, students and faculty of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy will offer free flu shots to at-risk residents of Anne Arundel and Prince Georges counties.
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September 20, 2014
It may be reasonable to be prepared in case Ebola presents in the U.S., but would our population not do better to listen to rational information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other authoritative sources? Flu presents a real, proven threat to health, life and productivity in the U.S. ( "The Ebola threat," Sept. 16) We would do well to have our flu shot before concerning ourselves with a less-easily-contracted illness which has no record of originating here.
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BUSINESS
Lorraine Mirabella | September 10, 2013
Flu shots are back -- at Giant Food and other area retailers. Giant is now offering the vaccinations at all in-store pharmacies with no appointment needed. Shoppers with a Giant Pharmacy Prescription Savings Card get $10 off the regular price, and most major insurance plans are accepted. And while supplies last, all customers who get a flu shot will also get a coupon book worth more than $40 in savings. Flu shots are also available at Rite Aid and Walmart. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months or older, especially those at high risk.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | November 26, 2013
This year's flu season got off to an early start, and public health officials are asking people to get their vaccinations to ward off a serious outbreak. State health officials announced the first confirmed case Oct. 3: a child in the Washington suburbs. They said it came more than two weeks before the previous season's first case and earlier than any year in the last decade. Instances of flu-like activity are slowly rising, according to the Baltimore Health Department. Local officials said if enough people get vaccinated, the numbers can remain low. Plenty of vaccine is available in doctors' offices, drugstores and local health department clinics, they said.
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January 9, 2013
Harford County Executive David R. Craig got his flue shot, and he's urging all Harford residents to get one as well. His vaccination was administered by the Harford County Health Department in Bel Air. "Flu season is upon us and I join with the Harford County Health Department in urging citizens to take the opportunity to get vaccinated," Craig said. "Vaccination is especially important for people at high risk of serious flu complications. " Each year in the United States nearly 200,000 people are hospitalized from complications from the flu. The Center for Disease Control (CDC)
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | November 26, 2013
This year's flu season got off to an early start, and public health officials are asking people to get their vaccinations to ward off a serious outbreak. State health officials announced the first confirmed case Oct. 3: a child in the Washington suburbs. They said it came more than two weeks before the previous season's first case and earlier than any year in the last decade. Instances of flu-like activity are slowly rising, according to the Baltimore Health Department. Local officials said if enough people get vaccinated, the numbers can remain low. Plenty of vaccine is available in doctors' offices, drugstores and local health department clinics, they said.
NEWS
FROM THE AEGIS | January 18, 2013
A number of Harford County residents, young and old, received flu vaccinations at a free clinic held in Bel Air Friday afternoon by the Harford County Health Department. One of the workers at the clinic said there had been a steady stream of people during the first portion of the four-hour clinic, which was held in the Harford County Council's chambers. Both FluMist and flu shots were available. Friday's clinic was the first of two scheduled in Harford this weekend. Upper Chesapeake Health is offering a flu vaccination clinic at Harford Mall Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m inside the main mall building near Yankee Candle.
HEALTH
By Kelly Brewington | kelly.brewington@baltsun.com | January 25, 2010
Bianca Chang scurried around the cafeteria of Howard High School urging parents of students in the Sunday Chinese school to get a swine flu shot. Just down the hall, the Howard County Health Department was running a vaccination clinic for the region's Chinese and Korean communities. There are plenty of translators, the shots are free, and it would take only a minute, she urged. Out of a group of about 50 people, she got three takers. By midafternoon, though, the department had inoculated about 300. "I tell them it's perfectly safe," said Chang, principal of Howard's Chinese Language School.
FEATURES
By Modena Wilson and Dr. Alain Joffe and Modena Wilson and Dr. Alain Joffe,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 31, 1996
My pediatrician gives our son a flu shot every fall, . but this year he has been sick already. I know the flu vaccine is made new each year. Is it just not good this year?"
HEALTH
By Joe Burris | joseph.burris@baltsun.com | October 16, 2009
The queue for Thursday's flu shot clinic at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute began forming two hours before the doors opened - and Ronesha Mills made certain that she and her children were among the first in line. "It's important for me, because now I don't have to worry about them getting sick," said Mills, of Baltimore, moments after she, her 11-month-old son Jameek Mobley and 3-year-old daughter Jazara Mobley were immunized for the swine flu virus, known as H1N1. They were among hundreds of city residents who visited the makeshift clinic that was formed just over a week after city health officials received the first shipment of H1N1 vaccine . The clinic is part of a region-wide rollout of the H1N1 vaccine; others have been scheduled today in Anne Arundel and Baltimore counties.
NEWS
October 17, 2013
What: 50+EXPO Where: Wilde Lake High School, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia When: Friday, Oct. 18, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Details: Admission is free; 160 venders, workshops, health screenings, flu shots, entertainment and more; parking at Columbia mall, free shuttle buses to fair from Sears lower level parking lot More information: Call 410-313-5980 or friend aging office on Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/HoCo50PlusEXPO ...
BUSINESS
Lorraine Mirabella | September 10, 2013
Flu shots are back -- at Giant Food and other area retailers. Giant is now offering the vaccinations at all in-store pharmacies with no appointment needed. Shoppers with a Giant Pharmacy Prescription Savings Card get $10 off the regular price, and most major insurance plans are accepted. And while supplies last, all customers who get a flu shot will also get a coupon book worth more than $40 in savings. Flu shots are also available at Rite Aid and Walmart. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months or older, especially those at high risk.
NEWS
FROM THE AEGIS | January 18, 2013
A number of Harford County residents, young and old, received flu vaccinations at a free clinic held in Bel Air Friday afternoon by the Harford County Health Department. One of the workers at the clinic said there had been a steady stream of people during the first portion of the four-hour clinic, which was held in the Harford County Council's chambers. Both FluMist and flu shots were available. Friday's clinic was the first of two scheduled in Harford this weekend. Upper Chesapeake Health is offering a flu vaccination clinic at Harford Mall Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m inside the main mall building near Yankee Candle.
NEWS
January 11, 2013
Upper Chesapeake Health, owner of Harford County's two hospitals, is offering a flu vaccination clinic Saturday and restricting its visitation policy in order to protect its patients and to help control the spread of the flu this season. Effective Jan. 14, the visitation policy for Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air and Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace is: • No visitors who are sick; • No visitors younger than 12 years of age; • No more than two visitors at one time per patient; • New visitation hours are noon to 8 p.m. "As many of our patients are at high risk for development of serious flu complications, it is our responsibility to protect them from acquiring influenza while hospitalized.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker | January 10, 2013
It inevitably happens to people every flu season - they obediently get a flu shot only to catch the virus anyway. But don't blame the flu shot. Despite what many people believe, the flu shot doesn't cause the flu. The influenza viruses in the shot are dead and can't cause infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control. So why do people still get sick even after getting the shot? One explanation is they could have a different strain of the virus than the one the vaccine will fend off. Drug makers create each season's vaccine based on which strain they think will be prominent.
EXPLORE
January 9, 2013
Harford County Executive David R. Craig got his flue shot, and he's urging all Harford residents to get one as well. His vaccination was administered by the Harford County Health Department in Bel Air. "Flu season is upon us and I join with the Harford County Health Department in urging citizens to take the opportunity to get vaccinated," Craig said. "Vaccination is especially important for people at high risk of serious flu complications. " Each year in the United States nearly 200,000 people are hospitalized from complications from the flu. The Center for Disease Control (CDC)
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | November 17, 2004
The Anne Arundel County Health Department has obtained 6,000 flu shots and will distribute them to doctors, hospitals and nursing homes. Once the new doses are distributed, the county will have delivered more than 13,000 doses of vaccine to the elderly, small children and people with weak immune systems, health officials said. That's about 20,000 fewer shots than health officials had planned to offer this fall. The Health Department is asking healthy adults and children to forgo flu shots this year.
FEATURES
By Dr. Modena Wilson and Dr. Alain Joffe and Dr. Modena Wilson and Dr. Alain Joffe,Contributing Writers | November 2, 1993
Q: I keep hearing this is going to be a bad winter for flu. Shouldn't my kids get flu shots? I don't want them to miss school.A: Influenza appeared earlier than usual in some parts of the country this year. It may well be a bad flu year. Doctors have been making an extra effort to immunize people at high risk for complications if they become infected with the influenza virus.Senior citizens, health-care workers and adults and children with chronic diseases (especially diseases that affect the lungs, heart or immune system)
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker | November 2, 2012
If you still haven't gotten your flu shot, there are two opportunities to get one - free of charge. MedStar Franklin Square will hold its 6th annual free seasonal flu vaccination clinic 9 a.m. Sunday at The Community College of Baltimore County's Essex campus. The flu shots will be given to anyone age 6 months or older. The clinic is being held in conjunction with the Baltimore County Department of Health. On Tuesday, students and faculty of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy will offer free flu shots to at-risk residents of Anne Arundel and Prince Georges counties.
NEWS
By a Baltimore Sun reporter | October 4, 2012
The flu can strike people starting in October, so Maryland health officials are rolling out their flu vaccine clinics. People can also get flu shots at most pharmacies, doctors' offices and sometimes at work. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more information on the flu, visit the CDC's website .  Baltimore City 410-396-4454 Noon-3 p.m. Oct. 4 at Waxter Senior Center, 1000 Cathedral St. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 5 at Lexington Market, 400 W. Lexington St. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 6 at Bethel AME Church, 1300 Druid Hill Ave. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 10 at Baltimore City Community College, 2901 Liberty Heights Ave. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 11 at Forest Park Senior Center, 4801 Forest Park Ave. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  Oct. 12 at Central Branch, Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.  Oct. 15 at Zeta Senior Center, 4501 Reisterstown Road 10 a.m.-noon Oct. 17 Hatton Senior Center, 2825 Fait Ave. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 19 Mondawmin Mall, 2401 Liberty Heights Ave. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 26 at Weinberg Y of Central Maryland @ Stadium Place, 900 E. 33rd St. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 27 at First Corinthians Baptist Church, 3512 Powhatan Ave. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 2 at Central Branch, Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 3 at Delta Community Center, 2501 Springhill Ave. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 16 at My Brother's Keeper, 4207 Frederick Road ...
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