Free flu vac­cine avail­able

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CEN­TRE­VILLE — The Queen Anne’s County Health Depart­ment will be­gin of­fer­ing flu vac­ci­na­tions; while sup­plies last, all per­sons 6 months of age and older are el­i­gi­ble to re­ceive a free vac­cine. Clin­ics will be held on Tues­days in Oc­to­ber and Novem­ber at the health depart­ment, 206 North Com­merce St., Cen­tre­ville.

Vac­cines will be given on the first and third Tues­day of the month from 1 to 7 p.m. and on the sec­ond and fourth Tues­day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The health depart­ment will be closed on Tues­day, Nov. 8 for Elec­tion Day.

The CDC has rec­om­mended that FluMist not be used this year due to stud­ies show­ing de­creased ef­fec­tive­ness. All school­based FluMist clin­ics have been can­celed for this year. In their place, the health depart­ment will host three re­gional flu vac­cine clin­ics. Par­ents will be able to be present when chil­dren are given their flu shot and can get their own shot at the same time.

The re­gional clin­ics will be open from 4 to 8 p.m Mon­day, Oct. 17, at Kent Is­land Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment; and Wed­nes­day, Oct. 26, at the health depart­ment.

The health depart­ment re­minds res­i­dents to “Be flu ready” by get­ting a flu vac­cine, wash­ing your hands of­ten — es­pe­cially af­ter cough­ing and sneez­ing — get­ting plenty of ex­er­cise and sleep, and eating a nu­tri­tious diet.

For in­for­ma­tion, call 410-7580720 or visit www.qa­health.org or www.facebook.com/QACDOH. Fol­low on Twit­ter @QACDOH.

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