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Department of Health Begins Distributing and Administering COVID-19 Vaccines for Children Under 5 Years

En Español Annapolis, Md (June 21, 2022) – On Tuesday, June 21, the Anne Arundel County Department of Health will offer COVID-19 vaccines to children under 5 years. An independent panel of advisers to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention voted to recommend vaccinating all children in the age group with one of […]

Unusual Pediatric Hepatitis Cases: What Parents Should Know

Last updated: June 14, 2022The United States and other countries have identified or are investigating reports of unusual hepatitis cases in otherwise healthy children. What is hepatitis? Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver that can be caused by viral infections, alcohol use, toxins, medications and certain other medical conditions. In the United States, the most […]

2022 Wet Season Percolations Tests End April 29,2022

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health, Environmental Health Bureau will end annual “wet season” evaluation and percolation tests on Friday, April 29, 2022. Wet season applications must have been received and percolation tests scheduled by April 1, 2022 to have assured testing during the 2022 season, which began March 22, 2022. Effort will be […]

Department of Health Urges Residents to Be Aware of BA.2 Variant

Last updated: May 16, 2022Annapolis, MD (March 22, 2022) With the increasing spread of the BA.2 subvariant of COVID-19 , County Executive Steuart Pittman and Health Officer Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman urged residents to continue seeking out vaccinations and boosters to protect against the disease.  “We have the tools. Those tools are vaccines, tests, and treatment,” […]

Wet Season Percolation Testing

2022 Wet Season Perc Testing Announced March 21, 2022 – The Anne Arundel County Department of Health, Bureau of Environmental Health, will start annual wet season site evaluations and percolation tests on March 22, 2022.  Wet season testing is arranged on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Appointments for wet season testing are being accepted and applicants […]

Recall and Consumer Advisory regarding Powdered Infant Formula

Last updated: May 16, 2022Recall and Consumer Advisory regarding Powdered Infant Formula Produced in Abbott Nutrition’s Facility in Sturgis, Michigan On February 17, 2022, Abbott Nutrition issued a recall and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued a consumer advisory regarding powdered infant formula produced from Abbott Nutrition’s Sturgis, Michigan facility.  The consumer advisory […]

Gun Violence Intervention Team Domestic Violence Toolkit Goes Live

Annapolis, MD (Feb. 9, 2022) — The Anne Arundel County Department of Health’s Gun Violence Intervention Team (GVIT) has released its online Domestic Violence Toolkit at https://aahealth.civilspace.io/en/projects/domestic-violence-toolkit. The goal is to decrease the number of domestic violence incidents in Anne Arundel County and encourage victims to reach out to loved ones and local authorities for […]

Handling Food Safely, Holiday Tips

Last updated: May 7, 2022En Español Listed below are food safety tips that should help keep your holiday healthy. Seasonal Food Safety from the USDA Tips on Hiring a Caterer Tips for Eggs from the Maryland Department of Agriculture Safe Shopping Never choose torn or leaking packages. Don’t buy foods past the “sell-by” or expiration […]

Social Media Vaccine Contest

Last updated: May 16, 2022The Anne Arundel County Department of Health is sponsoring a social media video contest for residents ages 13 – 17 and for parents of children ages 5 – 17 to encourage our residents to get vaccinated against COVID-19. To participate, contestants must submit a video on either TikTok, Instagram, OR Twitter […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout for 5-11 Year Olds

Last updated: May 7, 2022Anne Arundel County continues vaccinating young children after the CDC’s recommendation of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for youth ages 5-11 The Anne Arundel County Department of Health is currently vaccinating children ages 5-11 with the COVID-19 vaccine at community and elementary school clinics. To schedule an appointment, go to www.aacounty.org/covidvax. Appointments are preferred. […]

COVID-19 Vaccinations for Ages 5-11 FAQ

Last updated: May 16, 2022En Español Currently, the Anne Arundel County Department of Health is providing vaccine by appointment using the COVID Vaccinations Sign-Up Form here. Walk-ins are also welcome as vaccine supplies allow. COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics for 5 to 11 Year Olds at Four Elementary Schools Children, COVID vaccines and your questions answered by […]

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Prioritizes COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments for 5-11 Year Olds

Last updated: May 7, 2022 Department of Health Prioritizes COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments for 5-11 Year Olds Annapolis, MD (October 29, 2021) Starting the week of November 8, the Anne Arundel County Department of Health will prioritize COVID-19 vaccine appointments for 5 through 11-year-olds. As a result, adult COVID-19 booster dose appointments will be greatly reduced […]

Restaurateurs and Food Service Facility Managers

Last updated: May 13, 2022In order to ensure safe food conditions for Anne Arundel County food service establishments and their patrons, the County Department of Health requires that all restaurateurs and food service facility managers close their businesses if flooding, weather, sewage backups/overflows, lack of a potable/hot water source available or power outages affect their […]

Flu Vaccine Clinics

Last updated: April 12, 2022The Anne Arundel County Department of Health strongly recommends getting the seasonal flu vaccine. The vaccine is available each year from local health care providers and pharmacists. Community health centers in Glen Burnie (410-222-6633) and Parole (410-222-7247) have free seasonal flu shots for uninsured or underinsured Anne Arundel County residents age […]

County Executive Announces New Vaccine Policy for County Employees, Reimplements Mask Requirement in County-Owned Buildings

Changes come as COVID metrics rise in July, Delta variant spreads across region Annapolis, MD (August 2, 2021) Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced today that effective Monday, September 13, County employees who are not vaccinated will be required to provide a negative COVID test result each week in order to report to work. […]

Community Health Report Update

Annapolis, MD (May 12, 2021) – The Anne Arundel County Department of Health has released an updated edition of its 2020 Report of Community Health Indicators. The 47-page online report, outlines the county’s standing in 10 key health areas while meeting the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The key areas are demographic trends; health outcomes; […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Health Equity Plan

Last updated: May 13, 2022En Español Anne Arundel County Department of Health Outlines Efforts to Reduce The Spread of COVID-19 Among Vulnerable County Residents Annapolis, MD (March 2, 2021) — The Anne Arundel County Department of Health has announced the release of its COVID-19 vaccine health equity plan. The “Principles for Equitable Vaccination” outlines the […]

School Immunizations

Last updated: May 13, 2022En Español Back-to-School Immunizations Are Important! Don’t Wait! Vaccinate! The Anne Arundel County Department of Health is ready to serve eligible schoolchildren up to age 18 who need school-required vaccines. Call for an appointment today! Glen Burnie Health Center 416 A Street S.W. Glen Burnie, MD 21061 Call 410-222-6633 for an […]

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