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Two Cessation Classes Scheduled For Fall

Sep 7, 2017 | Press Releases

The Garrett County Health Department has scheduled two tobacco cessation classes at two different locations for this Fall. Classes begin on Monday, September 11th, at the Oakland office of the Health Department, and Tuesday, October 24th, at the Northern Rescue Squad Building in Friendsville. Classes meet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the designated days.

Research has shown that involvement in a group increases the chances of success in quitting tobacco. “Meeting with others who are going through similar struggles give you the support you need to keep on going,” said Mike Wilburn, health educator at the Garrett County Health Department.

Any Garrett County resident may participate in these classes. Each set of classes lasts 10 weeks with weekly meetings of approximately one hour. Vouchers are provided for the full cost of the nicotine patch, Zyban®, nicotine gum, and nicotine lozenges for interested participants. The vouchers can be redeemed at most county pharmacies.

“We really should call sea ‘nicotine cessation program’ because it is great for anyone wanting to stop smoking cigarettes, chewing tobacco, rubbing snuff, or using e-cigarettes,” said Mike Wilburn, health educator at the Garrett County Health Department.

Contact Michael Wilburn at 301-334-7730, 301-895-3111 or Michael.wilburn@maryland.gov for additional information or to register for a class. Pre-registration is encouraged.

2017 Garrett County Flu Clinics
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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.

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