Disease Prevention and Management

The Department of Health focuses on the prevention and control of communicable diseases in the County by:

  • providing public health information and updates on communicable diseases and conditions to health care professionals and County residents;
  • providing some clinical, case management and referral services;
  • analyzing, interpreting and reporting information on communicable diseases; and
  • presenting educational programs to schools and community groups.

In addition to these reportable diseases, the Anne Arundel County Department of Health provides free or low-cost vaccinations for the following:

  • COVID Vaccine (Pfizer and Moderna)
  • DT (pediatric)
  • DTaP-IPV (Kinrix)
  • DTaP-IPV-Hib (Pentacel)
  • DTaP (Infanrix)
  • DTaP-HepB-IPV (Pediarix)
  • Hep A, adult
  • Hep A, pediatric (Havrix)
  • Hep A - Hep B (Twinrix)
  • Hep B, adult
  • Hep B, pediatric (Engerix-B)
  • Hib
  • HPV (Gardasil 9)
  • IPV (IPOL)
  • MMR (M-M-M-II)
  • Men B (Bexsero)
  • MCV4 (MenQuadFi)
  • MMR-Varicella (Proquad)
  • Mpox
  • PCV 13 (Prevnar 13)
  • Rabies, pre-exposure
  • Rotavirus (Rotarix)
  • Tdap (Adacel)
  • TD Adult (TDVAX)
  • Varicella

Disease Surveillance

Disease, animal bite and outbreak reporting — 410-222-7254  
After Hours for Medical Providers — 443-481-3140

HIV/AIDS Services

Hep C/HIV testing — 410-222-7382  
HIV/AIDS Case Management Services — 410-222-7108


Glen Burnie Health Center — 410-222-6633  
Parole Health Center — 410-222-7247

Influenza and Flu

Glen Burnie Health Center — 410-222-6633  
Parole Health Center — 410-222-7247

Respiratory Etiquette

The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urge all individuals to observe “respiratory etiquette” to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, including COVID-19, influenza (flu), colds and pneumonia.

The principles of respiratory etiquette are simple:

  1. Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing. Do this either with a tissue or your inner elbow.
  2. Wash your hands frequently. This is the single most important thing you can do to stop the spread of disease.
  3. In a hospital or medical setting, masks should be worn by anyone who has symptoms of respiratory infection (cough, fever). If you are in a waiting room and have these symptoms, please ask for a mask to wear so that others will not get sick.

Traveler’s Health Information

The Department of Health does not provide travel immunizations or information on vaccines needed for travel to other parts of the world. Persons needing immunizations for yellow fever, cholera, typhoid or plague or other travel immunizations should go to their private health care provider or a travel immunization clinic.

For information about safe health practices while abroad, visit the Centers for Disease Control website or Maryland Center for Immunization. Also, see Travel Health Notices.