2019 Flu Shot Clinics

ATLANTIC GENERAL HOSPITAL AND HEALTH SYSTEM 2018 FLU CLINIC DATES

As a service to our community, Atlantic General Hospital/Health System is again providing community flu vaccination. We will be hosting our annual clinics for ages 13 and older. We will not be offering the high dose flu vaccine. If you desire the high dose flu vaccination, please contact your primary care provider or the AGHRx RediScripts pharmacy located in the main lobby at Atlantic General Hospital. The flu vaccine is considered preventative care and is covered at 100 percent by most insurances.

Tuesday, October 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Pocomoke Fire Department

1410 Market Street Pocomoke, Md. 21851

Tuesday, October 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Taylor Bank (Snow Hill branch)

108 West Market Street Snow Hill, Md. 21863

Wednesday, October 9, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Atlantic General Hospital (please use Emergency Room Entrance)

9733 Healthway Drive Berlin, Md. 21811

Thursday, October 10, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Holy Savior Catholic Church

1705 Philadelphia Avenue Ocean City, Md. 21842

Wednesday, October 16, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Atlantic General Hospital (Please use Emergency Room Entrance)

9733 Healthway Drive Berlin, Md. 21811

Saturday, October 19, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Health Fair at Ocean Pines Community Center

235 Ocean Parkway Ocean Pines, Md. 21811

Wednesday, October 23, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Atlantic General Women’s Health

38394 Dupont Boulevard Unit H Selbyville, De. 11975

Community members can also receive flu shots at Townsend Medical Center on 10th Street in Ocean City, no appointment necessary.

About the Flu

Influenza and complications resulting from the virus kill an estimated 20,000 people each year, according to the CDC. Although rates of influenza vaccinations have increased in recent years, health surveys indicate that less than half of the high-risk population receives a yearly vaccine.

Influenza, or flu, is a highly contagious virus spread by inhaling droplets from an infected individual’s cough or sneeze. Most symptoms emerge within 24 to 48 hours and are characterized by fever, chills, sore throat, cough and headache. Just one infected person can unknowingly pass on the flu to family members and loved ones because the virus can be transmitted 24 hours before symptoms appear. CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get a seasonal flu vaccine.

Those at an increased risk for influenza related complications:

  • persons 65 years and older
  • nursing home residents and other chronic care facilities
  • adults and children with chronic disorders of the pulmonary or cardiovascular systems, including children with asthma
  • people with metabolic diseases such as diabetes
  • those with blood diseases like sickle cell anemia, or impaired immunity

The vaccine is usually given before the flu season. Since flu viruses mutate often, vaccines should be repeated each year.

For more information on the Atlantic General Hospital Community Flu Clinics, contact Atlantic General Hospital at (410) 641-9FLU (9358).