Last updated: April 12, 2022
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 6 months and older. High-dose for ages 65+. Call to make an appointment.
Wear loose fitting clothing so the arm is easily accessible.
Flu vaccination is especially important for adults 65 years and older, who account for most hospitalizations and deaths from the flu.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever. Here are a few reasons why.
- It is possible to have the flu at the same time as COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses. Respiratory illnesses target the lungs. Battling more than one respiratory illness at a time could have severe consequences.
- The flu can weaken the body to the point that it is more susceptible to COVID-19.
- Trips to the doctor or pharmacist because of the flu increase the chance of being around people with COVID-19, the flu and other respiratory illnesses and contracting diseases.
- Flu hospitalizations along with COVID-19 hospitalizations could greatly overburden health care facilities.
Flu vaccination is the most effective way to prevent the flu.
A flu vaccine is needed each year, because flu viruses change. Studies have shown that the body’s immunity to flu viruses (acquired either through natural infection or vaccination) declines over time.
Each year in the United States, on average 23,600 people die from seasonal flu-related complications and more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from seasonal flu-related causes.
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