The Flu

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  1. What is the Flu?
  2. How Flu Spreads
  3. Signs and Symptoms
  4. How to Prevent Flu

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death.

Prepare Residents

The goal of the Health Department is to plan for and prepare residents and visitors to properly respond to an influenza outbreak. Working in partnership, it is also the responsibility of each individual to ensure their preparedness, and the preparedness of family members until additional help is available. The Prince George’s County Health Department offers Flu Shots to County residents ages 6 months and older.

Flu Shots

FREE Flu shots available now for county residents and Prince George’s County employees.

2019 Flu Clinic Schedule

Flu clinics begin every Fall at the start of Flu season. Visit one of our flu clinics and be stronger than the Flu!

2019 Community Flu Clinic Schedule
Date LocationTime
Saturday, September 28, 2019Mt. Rainier Nature & Recreation Center
4701 31st Place
Mt. Rainier, MD 20712
1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 03, 2019
Pallotti High School
113 St. Mary’s Place
Laurel, MD 20707
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 5, 2019
National Wesleyan Church
6324 Riggs Road
Hyattsville, MD 20783
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Woodstream Church
9800 Lottsford Road
Mitchellville, MD 20721
7:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Thursday, October 10, 2019Springhill Lake Recreation Center
6101 Cherrywood Lane
Greenbelt, MD 20770
1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

2019 Health Department On-Site Flu Clinic Schedule 
Date Location Time
Starting Tuesday, October 1, 2019Cheverly Health Center
3003 Hospital Drive Suite 2082
Cheverly, MD 20785
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Starting Wednesday, October 2, 2019

D. Leonard Dyer Regional Health Center
9314 Piscataway Road Suite 175
Clinton, MD 20735
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Walk-in basis. No Appointment required.


For more information regarding flu prevention and updates visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

Additional Flu Information