Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Chief Administrative Officer Stacy Rodgers and Health Officer Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch today announced the county’s plan to host a flu vaccination clinic at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18.
Appointments are required to get the free vaccination at the clinic scheduled at the Cow Palace at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, 2200 York Road. Visit www.baltimorecountymd.gov/flu to schedule an appointment.
“As our fight against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic continues, it’s more important than ever to take precautions to protect yourself from the seasonal flu,” said County Executive Olszewski. “This two-day flu vaccination clinic will help residents across Baltimore County take steps to safeguard against this potentially dangerous illness. We hope as many people as possible will take advantage of this accessible, convenient, and free clinic to help prevent themselves and their loved ones from getting the flu this season.”
“The COVID-19 pandemic is a game-changer for all of us,” said Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, Director of the Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services and the County’s Health Officer. “People who do not traditionally get a flu vaccination must make sure to get vaccinated this season. This is especially true for African-Americans who often shy away from getting flu vaccinations, but are disproportionately affected by the coronavirus.”
Attendees must follow social distancing protocols and wear a face covering at the event.
Free flu vaccinations will be available while supplies last. Vaccines are given on a first-come, first-served basis. Residents are asked to wear short-sleeved or sleeveless shirts for quick and easy access to the portion of the arm where the vaccination is administered.
For more information on the flu vaccination clinic, call 410-887-3816 or visit www.baltimorecountymd.gov/flu.