Emergency Response, Government, Science

Free flu vaccination clinic to be held in Middle River on Saturday

Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler, Director of Health and Human Services, Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, and Department of Health mascot, “Sure Shot” have announced Baltimore County’s Super Saturday, free flu vaccination clinics. The free, flu vaccination clinics will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 9 a.m. to noon at the following locations: Drumcastle Government Center 6401 York Road, First Floor Baltimore, …


Emergency Response, Science

Maryland flu deaths: state records first influenza-associated pediatric death

On Tuesday, the Maryland Department of Health confirmed the first influenza-associated pediatric death in the state for this flu season. Maryland public health officials say they have detected a marked increase in influenza activity since mid- to late-December and are warning the public to take measures to prevent influenza, including getting the flu vaccine. The Department of Health detected its …


Health officials to provide free flu shots in Middle River this weekend

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, Director of Health and Human Services and “Sure Shot,” the Department of Health mascot, announced this week that Baltimore County would hold “Super Saturday” free flu vaccination clinics this weekend. On Saturday, October 21, from 9 a.m. to noon, the department will hold public flu vaccination clinics at the following locations …

Zika virus prevention tips from Baltimore County

As the summer winds down, Baltimore County is offering helpful tips to residents to help prevent the spread of the Zika Virus. The Zika virus is a mosquito-transmitted infection. Although it was discovered in the Zika forest in Uganda in 1947 and is common in Africa and Asia, it did not begin spreading widely in the Western Hemisphere until last …