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Posted on: August 27, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Back-to-School Immunization and Community Flu Shot Clinic Schedules Released

LARGO, MD – The Prince George’s County Health Department’s Family Health Services Division today released the schedules for its back-to-school immunization clinics and community flu shot clinics for the 2019 flu season.

The clinics are open to all county residents. “The health and well-being of our residents is my top priority,” said Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks. “It is very important every Prince Georgian prepares themselves and their loved ones for the approaching school year and flu season.”

2019 Back-to-School Immunization Clinics Schedule

Back-to-school immunization clinics will occur each Saturday in September at the Cheverly Health Center. To make an appointment, please call (301) 583-3300. Walk-ins will be accepted.
You must bring a copy of all your child’s immunization (shot) records. Proof of your Prince George’s County residency (e.g. a driver’s license or current bill) is also required.

Back-to-school immunization clinics will occur on the following dates from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cheverly Health Center, 3003 Hospital Drive, Cheverly, MD 20785:

Saturday, September 7th

Saturday, September 14th

Saturday, September 21st

Saturday, September 28th


2019 Community Flu Clinics Schedule

The following community flu clinics are free and open to all county residents. People younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or a guardian. Injectable flu vaccines will be available to anyone 6 months and older.

Saturday, September 28

Mt. Rainier Nature & Recreation Center
4701 31st Place
Mt. Rainier, MD 20712
1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Thursday, October 3
Pallotti High School
113 St. Mary’s Place
Laurel, MD 20707
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, October 5
National Wesleyan Church
6324 Riggs Road
Hyattsville, MD 20783
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Sunday, October 6
Woodstream Church
9800 Lottsford Road
Mitchellville, MD 20721
7:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Thursday, October 10
Springhill Lake Recreation Center
6101 Cherrywood Lane
Greenbelt, MD 20770
1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Health Department On-site Flu Clinics

The Health Department’s clinics in Cheverly and Clinton will also offer 2019 flu season vaccinations during the following days and times, while supplies last:

Starting Tuesday, October 1
Cheverly Health Center
3003 Hospital Drive
Cheverly, MD 20785
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Starting Wednesday, October 2

D. Leonard Dyer Regional Health Center
9314 Piscataway Road
Clinton, MD 20735
Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by a variety of virus types. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk of serious flu complications.

“The Prince George’s County Health Department encourages all residents to get vaccinated for the flu,” said Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Health, Human Services and Education Dr. George L. Askew. “A flu shot is the best strategy to prevent you and others from getting sick or to reduce your symptoms if you become ill.”

People who have the flu often feel some or all of these signs and symptoms that usually start suddenly, not gradually:

•    Fever or feeling feverish/chills (*not everyone with flu will have a fever*)
•    Cough
•    Sore throat
•    Runny or stuffy nose
•    Muscle or body aches
•    Headaches
•    Fatigue
•    Vomiting and diarrhea (more common in young children than in adults)

You may be able to pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick. Although people with the flu are most contagious in the first 3-4 days after their illness begins, some otherwise healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick.

How to Prevent Getting or Spreading the Flu:

  • Get your flu shot
  • Cover your cough and sneeze
  • Avoid or limit contact with people you know are sick with the flu
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Clean high touch or shared surfaces/equipment/objects frequently

For more information on flu prevention, visit https://www.cdc.gov/flu/consumer/prevention.htm


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