It's not too late to get the flu vaccine!
The Frederick County Health Department
offers a late season
CHILDREN’S FREE FLU VACCINE* CLINIC
for children ages 6 months to 18 years.
Monday, February 17, 8:30 AM-3:30 PM
Appointments are REQUIRED: 301-600-3342.
Frederick County Health Department, 350 Montevue Lane, Frederick.
Please enter through Entrance A and turn right into the Community Health Services waiting room.
Important information for Parents or Guardians:
Children 17 years and younger must be
accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.
Parents or guardians not bringing their child must send a
written note giving the individual bringing the child
authorization to have the child vaccinated.
All vaccinated children are required to remain at the clinic for 15 minutes after vaccination.
NOTE: The FCHD does not have available flu vaccine for adults older than 18 years.
Adults are advised to contact their healthcare provider or obtain a flu vaccine
at one of the many locations in the community
such as pharmacies and grocery stores.
To find flu vaccines in your zip code,
Prevent the Flu
Influenza (flu) is causing mild to severe illness throughout Frederick County.
The best way to prevent flu is to get vaccinated each year.
Vaccination can reduce the chance of getting sick and spreading illness.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends flu vaccines
for children 6 months and older.
Good health habits help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu.
1. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick.
2. Stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness. Don't go back to school or work until you (or your kids) are fever free for 24 hours without medicine.
3. Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
4. Clean your hands. Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
5. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.
6. Practice other good health habits. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food.
*Only injectable flu vaccine (the shot) will be available in this clinic.