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The Frederick County Health Department (FCHD) will host three free flu vaccination clinics for children ages 6 months to 17 years. Both the injectable (the shot) and intranasal FluMist® vaccines will be available. The free vaccine is provided by the Maryland Department of Health. An appointment is required to obtain a flu vaccine.
There are two ways to make an appointment:
The clinics will be held at the Frederick County Health Department, 350 Montevue Lane, Frederick, MD 21702. Clinic dates and times will be:
FCHD does not have available flu vaccine for adults 18 years of age and older. Adults are advised to contact their healthcare provider or obtain a flu vaccine at one of the many locations in the community, such as pharmacies and grocery stores. Visit https://vaccinefinder.org/ to find flu vaccinations in your zip code.
Getting your flu vaccine is the best way to prevent getting the flu and possible complications from flu. Symptoms of the flu usually start suddenly and include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, muscle aches, headache, and fatigue.
People most susceptible to the flu and its complications include:
If you have the flu, you should:
If you are currently healthy, you can protect yourself if you:
To learn more about flu or flu vaccination clinics please call the FCHD Flu Information Line, 301-600-3035, or visit our website at www.frederickcountymd.gov/flu. Additional information about flu can be found at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov/flu.