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Atlantic General Hospital and Health System 2021 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.

October 6, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Pocomoke Firehouse
1410 Market St.

October 7, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Holy Savior
1705 Philadelphia Avenue, Ocean City

October 9, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (drive-thru)
James G. Barrett Medical Office Building, Atlantic General Hospital campus

October 16, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (drive-thru)*
James G. Barrett Medical Office Building, Atlantic General Hospital campus

October 20, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.*
Stevenson United Methodist Church
123 N. Main Street, Berlin

November 5, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.*
Ocean Pines Community Center

*High high-dose flu vaccine is available at this clinic. Individuals 65 and older will be able to get the vaccine, furnished by AGHRx RediScripts Pharmacy. The high dose vaccine will be billed to Medicare or your commercial insurance. The flu vaccine is considered preventative care and is covered at 100 percent by most insurances.

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).