Free Flu Vaccination Clinic for Children

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Free Flu Vaccination Clinic for Children

 

Montgomery County will hold a free flu vaccination clinic for children from 1-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Dennis Avenue Health Center, located at 2000 Dennis Ave. in Silver Spring. Children ages six months to 18 are eligible to receive vaccinations at the clinic.

Getting an annual flu shot has been shown to reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalization, and death.

Flu vaccinations are also available through private health providers and at retail locations throughout the community.

Although the vaccination clinic is free, appointments are required.

The best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year. In addition, good health habits can often help stop the spread of germs and prevent illnesses like the flu. Good health habits include:

  • Always cover cough or sneeze with a tissue—then throw the tissue away or cough or sneeze into the inside of the elbow.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing and before eating. Alcohol hand sanitizer (minimum 60 percent alcohol) will help if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching the eyes, nose, or mouth. These are places germs can enter the body easily.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick.
  • Monitor yourself and family members for symptoms of fever which include chills, headache, sore throat, cough, body aches and vomiting or diarrhea.
  • If you are sick, stay home from work, school or other public places until you are feeling well.

See the County’s flu website for more information.

This is a Montgomery County, Maryland announcement.

 

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Roy Kelley, Retired, Former Associate Broker, RE/MAX Realty Group

Gaithersburg, Maryland  

Comments (5)

Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

The Free Flu Vaccination Clinic for Children is important for your community, Roy.

Dec 05, 2022 05:24 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Roy - my grandson has gotten all of this shots, flu and Covid.

Dec 06, 2022 03:16 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Roy Kelley and I hope more people get the flu shot, it could be bad this year I heard.  Make it a great day!

 

Dec 06, 2022 08:11 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Dec 06, 2022 09:18 AM