Get Vaccinated: St. Mary’s Flu Clinic Schedule

September 28, 2011

A good way to keep you and the people around you protected against the seasonal flu this year is to get vaccinated and the St. Mary’s Hospital Health Connections staff is making it easy for you to do so.  Health Connections staff will administer seasonal flu shots at various locations throughout the county beginning Oct. 3.

Shots are for individuals 18 years of age or older.  A limited amount of flu mist is available for youngsters age 10 years or older.  The cost is $20 and this year Medicare is accepted for payment in addition to cash, check, MasterCard and Visa.

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)

St. Mary’s Hospital Health Connections will be in neighborhoods soon.  Following is a list of the upcoming October dates and locations.  This year Health Connections Staff will also be providing the flu shots for the Annual Senior Health Fair.  For more details about these flu vaccination times or locations, please contact Health Connections at (301) 475-6019.

Flu Vaccination Dates in October

Oct. 3
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
McKays, California

Oct. 4
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Red-Inc., Lexington Park

Oct. 5
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
American Legion, Ridge
and
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Ridge Market, Ridge

Oct. 7
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Library, Lexington Park

Oct. 9
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Bowles Farms, Clements

Oct. 10
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
McKays, Charlotte Hall

Oct. 11
1 – 4 p.m.
Wyle, Lexington Park

Oct. 15
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Oyster Festival
St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds

Oct. 16
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Oyster Festival
St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds

Oct. 17
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
McKays, Leonardtown

Oct. 18
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Millison Plaza, Lexington Park

Oct. 19
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Burch Oil, Hollywood

Oct. 21
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Senior Health Fair
Hollywood Volunteer Firehouse

Oct. 24
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
McKays, Great Mills

Oct. 25
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
DCS, Corp., Lexington Park

Oct. 26
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Wyle, Lexington Park

Oct. 29
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
McKays, Leonardtown

Oct. 31
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Harry Lundeberg School, Piney Point