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Baltimore County to hold free flu vaccination weekend later this month

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Chief Administrative Officer Stacy Rodgers, and Health Officer Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch on Thursday announced the County’s plan to host a Super Weekend flu vaccination clinic at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium.

“As our fight against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic continues, it’s more important than ever to take precautions to protect yourself from the seasonal flu,” said Olszewski. “This two-day flu vaccination clinic will help residents across Baltimore County take steps to safeguard against this potentially dangerous illness. We hope as many people as possible will take advantage of this accessible, convenient and free clinic to help prevent themselves and their loved ones from getting the flu this season.”

“The COVID-19 pandemic is a game changer for all of us,” said Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, Director of the Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services and the County’s Health Officer. “People who do not traditionally get a flu vaccine must make sure to get vaccinated this season. This is especially true for African-Americans who often shy away from getting flu vaccinations, but are disproportionately affected by the coronavirus.”

Appointments are required in order to get free vaccination at the Super Weekend clinic scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18 at the Cow Palace at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium (2200 York Road). Appointments can be scheduled by visiting www.baltimorecountymd.gov/flu.

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Holding this event at the fairgrounds helps support social distancing. Attendees must also wear a face covering at the event.

Free flu vaccinations will be available while supplies last. Vaccines are given on a first come, first served basis.

Residents are asked to wear short-sleeved or sleeveless shirts for quick and easy access to the portion of the arm where the vaccination is administered.

For more information on the Super Weekend flu vaccination clinic, call 410-887-3816 or visit www.baltimorecountymd.gov/flu.

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