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.

Flu Shots

Flu shots are available now for county residents. The Health Department encourages those with insurance to get their vaccinations through their primary care provider or a local pharmacy.

Flu Clinics

Protect yourself and your family from the flu. The Health Department's community clinics are open to ALL COUNTY RESIDENTS. No appointments required. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Injectable flu vaccine will be available to anyone age 6 months and older.

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

James E. Proctor Southern Area Aquatic Recreation Complex
13601 Missouri AvenueBrandywine, MD 20613
Saturday, September 258:00am - 4:00pm
Springhill Lake Community Center
6101 Cherrywood LaneGreenbelt, MD 20770
Thursday, October 71:00pm - 7:00pm
Spirit of Faith Church
2261 Oxon Run Drive Oxon Hill, MD 20748
Saturday, October 910:00am - 2:00pm
Greenbelt Community Center 
15 Crescent Rd #200Greenbelt, MD 20770
Tuesday, October 12 11:00am - 5:00pm


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