Flu Shots Still Available

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Flu shots will be available at the 2nd Annual Shop for a Cure event at Leonard Hall Junior Naval Academy in Leonardtown on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  The event is a benefit fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

St. Mary’s Hospital nurses will administer the flu shots for $20 to anyone who is 18 years of age or older at the event.  The Mobile Outreach Center, which is a joint venture between St. Mary’s Hospital’s Health Connections, the St. Mary’s County Health Department and the Department of Social Services, will also carry the flu shots until the supply runs out.

Who should get vaccinated this season?

In general, anyone who wants to reduce their chances of getting the flu can get vaccinated. However, it is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices that certain people should get vaccinated each year, including:
• People 50 years of age and older
• People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions
• People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
• People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including household contacts and out-of-home caregivers of children less than six months of age (these children are too young to be vaccinated)

When and where will the Mobile Outreach Center visit?

Flu shots available until supply runs out
Cost: $20 per vaccine, cash or check

December 5 — Leonardtown Library - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
December 9 — St. John's Pharmacy, Hollywood - 10 a.m. to noon
December 9 — Millison Plaza, Lexington Park - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
December 11 — McKay's, Charlotte Hall - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
December 18 — McKay's, Leonardtown - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, please call the St. Mary’s Hospital Health Connections office at (301) 475-6019.


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