SNOW HILL, Md.- The Worcester County Health Department announced Monday that seasonal flu vaccine clinics will be held at three county health centers.
This year’s vaccine provides protection against three strains of flu virus expected to circulate this season, according to health department officials. They said all people ages 6 months and age and older, including pregnant women and those with medical conditions, are strongly recommended to get a flu vaccine each year.
People age 65 years and older have a choice of two flu vaccines available to them at the health department. They can choose to receive a regular flu vaccine or a high dose flu vaccine, which officials said may result in a stronger immune response against the flu. At this time the high dose vaccine has not been received, so officials are advising the public to call the health department prior to arrival to assure this vaccine is available.
Flu vaccine is available for Worcester County residents at the health department locations in Pocomoke City, Snow Hill and Berlin. Community clinics will be held from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on the following dates:
- Mondays, Oct. 19, Oct. 26, and Nov. 2 at the Pocomoke Health Center.
- Fridays, Oct. 16, Oct. 23, and Oct. 30 at the Berlin Health Center
- Fridays, Oct. 16, Oct. 23, and Oct. 30 at the Snow Hill Health Department.
The health department will bill Medicare and Medicaid for flu vaccine, officials said. They added that Medicare or Medicaid cards must be presented at the time of service. For all others, the suggested donation for the flu vaccine is $15. However, officials said no one will be denied service due to inability to pay.
For more information visit the Worcester County Health Department’s website at www.worcesterhealth.org or call 410-632-1100.