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Child Safety Seat Check Scheduled for May 12th

Apr 26, 2017 | Press Releases

Child safety seats need to be installed properly for them to protect their precious cargo correctly.

A child safety seat check will be held on Friday, May 12, at Southern Rescue Squad from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Trained personnel will check child seats for correct installation, possible recalls, and the appropriateness of the seat for the child’s age and size.

“Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of unintentional injuries and death among children in the United States,” said Diane Lee, Kids In Safety Seat Coordinator at Garrett County Health Department. “Each year in Maryland an average of 8 children under age 16 are killed and 3,200 are seriously injured as motor vehicle passengers.”

“Seat checks are a great way to make sure your child is as safe as possible,” Lee continued. “Maryland seat checks show that about 3 out of 4 car seats inspected have some sort of misuse.”

Misuse may include: children riding in the wrong type of car seat, car seats that are not correctly installed in the vehicle or using car seats that have been recalled, broken, expired or been in a crash.

“Let us help you keep your precious cargo safe!” Lee said.

For more information about this child safety seat check, or about car seats in general, call the Garrett County Health Department at 301-334-7730 or 301-895-3111.

For Immediate Release:  April 26, 2017
Contact Person: Diane Lee, PIO, 301-334-7689

2017 Garrett County Flu Clinics

Flu Clinic Banner 2017 Community Vaccination Schedule:
We will bill Medicare Part B and private insurance companies. Be sure to bring your Medicare card and/or insurance card so we can bill your insurance carrier. There will be NO out-of-pocket costs for influenza vaccine.

Where When Time
Garrett County Health Department (Oakland) October 12, 2017 (Thursday) 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friendsville Senior Center October 18, 2017 (Wednesday) 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Garrett County Health Department (Grantsville) October 20, 2017 (Friday) 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Kitzmiller Senior Center October 25, 2017 (Wednesday) 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Garrett County Health Department (Oakland) October 27, 2017 (Friday) 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Swanton Senior Center October 30 2017 (Monday) 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Bloomington Fire Hall October 30, 2017 (Monday) 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Garrett County Health Department (Oakland) November 9, 2017 (Thursday) 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Garrett County Health Department (Grantsville)  November 17, 2017 (Friday) 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Pneumonia vaccines will be available at these clinics for only those with Medicare Part B. Other persons who want pneumonia vaccine should call 301 334-7770 or 301 895-5355 to schedule an appointment at the health department.

Download “Garrett-County-Public-Schools-2017-Flu-Vaccination-Letter-Schedule-and-Form.pdf” Garrett-County-Public-Schools-2017-Flu-Vaccination-Letter-Schedule-and-Form.pdf – Downloaded 6 times – 2 MB

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Can't make it to any of these clinics? Try the CDC flu vaccine finder below!

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