From the Harford County Health Department:
The Harford County Health Department (HCHD) along with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, state and local health departments, and other partners will observe National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) during December 6–12, 2015, with educational and promotional activities across the country.
In Harford, the county health department in partnership with the Harford County Public Schools will conduct a number of clinics to provide free FluMist to any child between the ages of 2 through 18. On Friday, December 11 and Saturday, December 12, 2015 at the following locations and times:
Friday, December 11, 2015:
– Deerfield Elementary School (located at 2307 Willoughby Beach Road in Edgewood, MD) from 1:00- 4:30pm
– Red Pump Elementary School (located at 600 Red Pump Road in Bel Air, MD) from 1:00-4:30pm
– Church Creek Elementary School (located at 4299 Church Creek Rd, Belcamp, MD) from 12:30- 4:30pm
Saturday, December 12, 2015
– Patterson Mill Middle/High School (located at 85 Patterson Mill Road in Bel Air, MD) from 10:00am-2:00pm
Vaccination remains the best method for preventing influenza as well as the potentially severe complications that can result from being ill with the flu and Harford County Health Officer Susan Kelly reminds the public that it still is a good time to benefit from being vaccinated. On average, more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu complications and about 36,000 people die from flu every year in the United States.
Additional information on seasonal influenza is available on the Harford County Health Department website, at www.harfordcountyhealth.com, or by calling 410-612-1771. Comprehensive flu information also is available by visiting or the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene website at http://ideha.dhmh.maryland.gov/influenza/SitePages/Home.aspx and the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/preventing.htm.