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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 …


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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 …