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FLU VACCINES - Health Connections - St. Mary's Hospital

Posted on October 03, 2008:

Flu Vaccines Available throughout St. Mary’s County

Theresa McKinney
Health Connections Office
St. Mary’s Hospital

September 29, 2008

At St. Mary’s Hospital, your health is our priority. This year, our team of Health Connections nurses will be administering flu shots at a variety of locations throughout St. Mary’s County. Vaccines will be available for $20 to anyone who is 18 years of age and older.

Manufacturers are projecting that as many as 143 million to 146 million doses of influenza vaccine will be produced for use in the United States during the 2008-09 influenza season. This is an all-time high supply of vaccine, making it possible for more people than ever to seek protection from the flu.

Who should get vaccinated this season?
In general, anyone who wants to reduce their chances of getting the flu can get vaccinated. However, it is recommended by CDC and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices that certain people should get vaccinated each year, including:
• People 50 years of age and older
• People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions
• People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
• People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including: Health care workers
o Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu
o Household contacts and out-of-home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age (these children are too young to be vaccinated)
When and where will vaccines be available?
Health Connections Community Flu Shots 2008
Cost is $20.00 per vaccine

Sat 10/11/2008 Farm Life Festival 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
Sun 10/12/2008 Farm Life Festival 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
Tues 10/14/2008 St. John’s Pharmacy 10:00 AM 1:00 PM
Sat 10/18/2008 Oyster Festival 10:00 AM 6:00 PM
Sun 10/19/2008 Oyster Festival 10:00 AM 5:00 PM
Thurs 10/30/2008 Emergency Preparedness 5:00 PM 8:00 PM
Sat 11/1/2008 Family Fall Fitness & Diabetes Festival 12:00 PM 4:00 PM
Tues 11/4/2008 DCS Corp 2:30 PM 4:30 PM
Wed 11/5/2008 American Legion – Ridge 11:00 AM 12:00 PM
Wed 11/5/2008 Raley's – Ridge 12:30 PM 2:00 PM
Thurs 11/6/2008 McKay’s – Wildwood 3:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fri 11/7/2008 RED, Inc. 9:00 AM 2:00 PM
Tues 11/11/2008 St. John's Pharmacy 3:00 PM 7:00 PM
Wed 11/12/2008 Wyle Laboratories 10:00 AM 2:00 PM
Thurs 11/13/2008 McKay’s – Charlotte Hall 8:00 AM 2:00 PM
Thurs 11/14/2008 McKay’s – Great Mills 2:00 PM 6:00 PM
Thurs 11/20/2008 McKay’s – Leonardtown 10:00 AM 2:00 PM
Fri 11/21/2008 Harry Lundenburg School 11:00 AM 2:00 PM

For more information, please call the St. Mary’s Hospital Health Connections office at 301-475-6019.

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