Flu vaccine clinics in Anne Arundel, PG and surrounding counties

Updated September 2016

Vaccine kidThere are a few new things to note when arranging to get your family vaccinated against influenza this year.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending use of the flu shot but not the nasal spray for the 2016-2017 season. Recent studies have shown that after years of success with the nasal spray vaccine, there has been a significant drop in effectiveness over the past few influenza seasons. Until the reason for the decrease in effectiveness from the spray is better understood, the CDC recommends the injectable vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older.

Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect families from the flu, according to the CDC. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations.

The more people who get vaccinated, the more people will be protected from flu, including older people, very young children, pregnant women and people with certain health conditions who are more vulnerable to serious flu complications.

  • According to the CDC there are a few new things to note this season:
  • Only injectable flu shots are recommended.
  • Flu vaccines have been updated to better match circulating viruses.
  • There will be some new vaccines on the market this season.
  • The recommendations for vaccination of people with egg allergies have changed.

There are many flu viruses and they are constantly changing, according to the CDC. The composition of U.S. flu vaccines is reviewed annually and updated to match circulating flu viruses. Flu vaccines protect against either three or four viruses that research suggests will be most common. For 2016-2017, the three-component vaccines are recommended to contain:

  • A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus,
  • A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2)-like virus and a
  • B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus (B/Victoria lineage)

Four-component vaccines are recommended to include the same three viruses above, plus an additional B virus called B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus (B/Yamagata lineage).

When to get vaccinated

Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every year by the end of October, if possible, according to the CDC. However, getting vaccinated later is OK. Some children who have received flu vaccine previously and children who have only received one dose in their lifetime, may need two doses of flu vaccine. A health care provider can advise on how many doses a child should get.

If you have allergies

The recommendations for people with egg allergies have been updated for this season, according to the CDC.
People who have experienced only hives after exposure to egg can get any licensed flu vaccine that is otherwise appropriate for their age and health.
People who have symptoms other than hives after exposure to eggs, such as angioedema, respiratory distress, lightheadedness or recurrent emesis; or who have needed epinephrine or another emergency medical intervention, also can get any licensed flu vaccine that is otherwise appropriate for their age and health, but the vaccine should be given in a medical setting and be supervised by a health care provider who is able to recognize and manage severe allergic conditions. People with egg allergies no longer have to wait 30 minutes after receiving their vaccine.

Click next below for details where to get the flu shot in the Baltimore-Annapolis area.


Updated September 2016. Information will be added as it becomes available.

Flu shot clinics in Maryland

Anne Arundel County

VaccinationThe Anne Arundel County Department of Health will hold the following Flu Clinics.

Clinics the general public

  • Saturday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. - Meade Heights Elementary School, 1925 Reece Road, Fort Meade.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 18, 1-7 p.m. - Health Services Building, 3 Harry S. Truman Pkwy., Annapolis
  • Saturday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Brooklyn Park Middle School, 200 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn
  • Tuesday, Nov. 1, 1-7 p.m. Glen Burnie Health Center
  • Thursday, Nov. 10, 1-7 p.m. Health Services Building

Clinics for children and parents

  • Oct. 20, 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1- 4 p.m. Glen Burnie Health Center, 416 A Street SW, Glen Burnie
  • Oct. 21, 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m., Glen Burnie Health Center and Parole Health Center, 1950 Drew St., Annapolis

For more information visit the Anne Arundel County Health Department website.

Calvert County

Oct. 22, 10 a.m.-noon, Flu clinic at the Calvert County Fairgrounds, 140 Calvert Fair Dr.
Prince Frederick

Clinics at the Calvert County Health Department, 975 Solomons Island Road N, Prince Frederick

  • Tuesday mornings starting Oct. 25, 8:30-11 a.m.
  • Wednesday afternoons starting Oct. 26 through November, 1-3 p.m.

No appointment necessary. Flu vaccines are $20, free for children K-5th grade, while supplies last.

For details visit the Calvert County Health Department website.

Howard County

Flu clinics are still in the process of being scheduled. For details check the Howard County Health Department website.

Prince George's County

Flu clinics are still being scheduled. For details visit the Prince George's County Health Department website.

Queen Anne's County

Flu vaccines will be free while supplies last.

Reginal clinics for school children and the public, 4-8 p.m.

  • Oct. 13 at Suddlersville Volunteer Fire Company
  • Oct. 17 at Kent Island Volunteer Fire Company
  • Oct. 26 at Queen Anne's County Department of Health

Senior Centers for the public from 8:30 a.m.-noon

  • Oct. 19 at Kent Island Senior Center
  • Oct. 20 at Grasonville Senior Cetner
  • Oct. 21 at Sudlersville Senior Center

Clinics at Kent Island Library

  • Oct. 22, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 12, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Nov. 14, 3-6:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 17, 3-6 p.m.

Clinics at the Department of Health, 206 N. Commerce St., Centreville

  • Oct. 4, 1-7 p.m.
  • Oct. 11, 9 a.m.-noon
  • Oct. 18, 1-7 p.m.
  • Oct. 25, 9 a.m.-noon
  • Nov. 1, 1-7 p.m.
  • Nov. 15, 1-7 p.m.
  • Nov. 22, 9 a.m.-noon

 

For details on flu clinics check the Queen Anne's County Department of Health website.