Montgomery County Health Officials Urge Residents to Get a Flu Shot; Flu Clinic on Thursday, November 10

by MCS Staff

County health officials are urging all residents to get a flu vaccination. The County will hold a clinic for adults and children on November 10. Thursday, November 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dennis Avenue Health Center (2000 Dennis Avenue Silver Spring, MD  20902). Make an appointment for a child six months to age 18. Make an appointment for anyone 19 years of age and older . Children ages 6  months to 18 years of age can also visit the weekly Immunization Clinic every Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Dennis Avenue Health Center for flu vaccine.  Appointments are required.  Call 240-777-1050 for appointments. More info below:

Protect yourself, protect others–get a flu vaccine every year

Prevent the spread of germs

  • Cough and sneeze into your sleeve. This prevents germs from getting on your hands, which then leave germs on the things you touch (door knobs, hand rails, light switches). Flu can survive on these surfaces for several hours!
  • If you use a tissue to cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze, throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.

Stay home when you are sick

  • If you or your child has a fever, stay home! You or your child should be fever-free for at least 24 hours before returning to work or school. A fever should be gone without the use of fever-reducing medicine (like Tylenol).
  • If you are sick, do not visit loved ones in the hospital, nursing home, or any facility housing the elderly and/or anyone in frail health. People with certain health conditions are more likely to have complications that result in hospitalization or even death. Limiting contact with others as much as possible while you are sick keeps you from infecting them.

Wash your hands 

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

Stay informed

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