Flu Information

Please click on the link below for information on Variant Flu Viruses

Key Facts about Human Infections with Variant Viruses  

Flu Information 2017 - 2018
Welcome to the Seasonal Flu Page.
What You Need To Know
  • Free flu vaccine available for children 6 months to 17 years of age.
  • The Health Department will not have available flu vaccine for adults 18 years of age and older.
  • This season only the injectable (flushot) will be available at the Health Department clinics.
Important Clinic Information
  • All children will be required to wait a 15 minute observation period after receiving vaccination.
  • If a parent or guardian will not be bringing their child, they must send a written note giving the individual bringing the child authorization to have the child vaccinated.
  • A child younger than 17 years of age must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older.
The Health Department encourages individuals 18 years of age and older to contact their Healthcare Provider for a flu vaccine or visit one of the many community locations available to obtain a flu vaccine such as pharmacies and grocery stores.
  • Key Facts about influenza and influenza vaccine are available at the CDC website. Seasonal Flu FAQs

Additional Information on the Flu

Flu Season Is Here - It's Not too Late to Get Vaccinated

Flu season is now in Maryland and anyone over the age of 6 months should get vaccinated. Flu shots are widely available at providers including health care practitioners and many pharmacies.  Use the Flu Vaccine Finder below to find a location near you. Enter your ZIP code and click "Go".