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Worcester Co. Health Dept. Schedules Flu Vaccination Clinics

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SNOW HILL, Md.- The Worcester County Health Department announced Tuesday that flu vaccine clinics will be held at their respective health centers.

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said that seasonal influenza has officially arrived in the state. The first laboratory confirmed case occurred in the National Capital Region and involved a child who was briefly hospitalized and is now recovering.

This year's updated vaccine provides protection against the three strains of the flu virus expected to circulate this season, including the strain already identified in the first case. Everyone, including pregnant women and those with medical conditions, are recommended to get a flu vaccine each year.

People ages 65 years or older have a choice of two flu vaccines available to them. Anyone can choose to receive a regular flu vaccine or a high-dose flu vaccine, which may result in a stronger immune response against the flu.

The flu vaccine is available for Worcester County residents at the health department locations in Pocomoke, Snow Hill and Berlin. Community clinics are available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following dates: 

  • Wednesdays, Oct. 16, 23 and 30 at the Pocomoke Health Center
  • Thursdays, Oct. 17, 24 and 31 at the Berlin Health Center
  • Fridays, Oct. 18, 25 and Nov. 1 at the Snow Hill Health Department

The Worcester County Health Department says it will bill Medicare and Medicaid for the flu vaccine; however, Medicare or Medicaid cards must be presented at the time of service. For all others, the suggested donation for the flu vaccine is $15. No one will be denied service due to inability to pay.

More information can be found on the Worcester County Health Department's web site at http://www.worcesterhealth.org or by calling (410) 632-1100.

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