(Snow Hill, MD)- The Worcester County Health Department urges all residents age 6 months and older, including pregnant women and those with medical conditions, to get vaccinated for the 2019-2020 seasonal flu.
People age 65 years and older have a choice of two flu vaccines available to them at the Worcester County Health Department. They can choose to receive a regular flu vaccine or a high dose flu vaccine which may result in a stronger immune response against the flu.
Community clinics will be held from 9 am to 4 pm on the following dates. Appointments are strongly encouraged to avoid delays, but walk-ins will be accepted.
• November 26 and December 12 at the Pocomoke Health Center. For an appointment call 410-957-2005.
• November 26, December 13 and December 20 at the Snow Hill Health Department. For an appointment call 410-632-1100.
• December 13 and December 20 at the Berlin Health Center for an appointment call 410-629-0164.
Worcester County Health Department will bill in-network insurance providers including Medicare and Medicaid for flu vaccine. Other insurances may be billed, so please check with your carrier regarding coverage. To be billed, current insurance cards must be presented at the time of service. For those individuals with Medicare, please bring your new Medicare card.
For uninsured persons, the suggested donation for the flu vaccine is $15. No one will be denied service due to inability to pay.
In addition, we will also hold free flu vaccination clinics for students of any school in Worcester County, grades Pre-k through 12. These free clinics will offer FluMist and injectable vaccine on Thursday, December 12 at our Pocomoke Health Center and Friday, December 13 at our Berlin and Snow Hill Health Center locations. All student clinics will run from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Appointments are strongly encouraged to avoid delays, but walk-ins will be accepted.
For more information, visit the Worcester County Health Department’s website at www.worcesterhealth.org or call us at 410-632-1100.