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Influenza

Working together for a healthier tomorrow!
Jennifer Lee-Steckman

Jennifer Lee-Steckman

Director of Personal Health

E-Mail: jennifer.lee-steckman@maryland.gov

Oakland Location:
1025 Memorial Drive
Oakland, MD 21550
Phone: 301-334-7770
FAX: 301-334-7771

Grantsville Location:
28 Hershberger Lane
Grantsville, MD 21536
Phone: 301-895-5355
FAX: 301-746-4216

Hours of Operation:
Mon. – Fri. 8:00am – 5:00pm

Resources:

Flu

Seasonal Influenza

Seasonal Influenza (or common flu) is a respiratory illness that can be transmitted person to person. Most people have some immunity, and a vaccine is available.

For additional information about influenza vaccinations call the Flu Information Hotline: (301) 334-7697 or (301)-895-3113

Elementary School Influenza Vaccination Clinics will not be held at any elementary school this flu season. Students are encouraged to attend one of the health department clinics, see their family doctor or a local pharmacy to get the vaccine this year.

School Located Influenza Clinics for Garrett County Middle and High School Students
The Garrett County Health Department and Garrett County Public School System are offering flu shots this fall to all medically eligible middle and high school students who give written parental consent. The Middle and High School Influenza Parent Packet consists of a letter sent home to parents with the scheduled date for each school, a consent form for each student, a Influenza Vaccine Information Sheet. This will be sent home with the students on on September 22nd or 23rd.

Flu Clinic Banner

2016 Community Vaccination Schedule:

We will bill Medicare Part B and insurance companies. Be sure to bring your Medicare card or insurance card to bill your insurance carrier. There will be No Out of Pocket costs for influenza vaccine.

Where When Time
Garrett County Health Department (Oakland) Thursday, October 6, 2016 10 am-6 pm
Garrett County Health Department (Grantsville Outreach Center) Friday, October 7, 2016 10 am-6 pm
Friendsville Senior Center Wednesday, October 12, 2016 11 am-1 pm
Garrett County Health Department (Oakland) Thursday, October 13, 2016 10 am-6 pm
Swanton Senior Center Monday, October 17, 2016 11 am-1 pm
Bloomington Fire Hall Monday, October 17, 2016 3 pm-6 pm
Kitzmiller Senior Center Wednesday, October 19, 2016 11 am-1 pm
Garrett County Health Department (Oakland) Thursday, November 10, 2016 10 am-6 pm
Garrett County Health Department (Grantsville Outreach Center) Friday, November 18, 2016 10 am-6 pm

The 2016-2017 trivalent flu vaccine components are listed below.

  • an A/California/7/2009 H1N1-like virus;
  • an A/Hong Kong/4801/2014(H3N2)-like virus;
  • a B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus (from the B/Victoria lineage)

Quadrivalent flu vaccine will have an additional B type vaccine virus.

  • B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus(from B/Yamagata lineage)

The CDC recommends an annual flu vaccine for EVERYONE over six months of age.

Patient Education:

Flu Prevention and Treatment:

Vaccination Resources For Healthcare Professionals:

Vaccination Resources for Schools and Daycare Providers

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