Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Free H1N1 Shots Saturday in Baltimore Country

Even if you've stayed healthy so far this winter season, you are not out of the woods for acquiring the H1N1 virus.

Luckily, there are free H1N1 Shots being offered from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, at a variety of locations in Baltimore County. These locations are Baltimore Highlands Lansdowne Health Center, Banneker Community Center, Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Department, Dundalk Health Center, Eastern Family Resource Center, Essex Health Center, Edgemere Senior Center, Fleming Community Center, Hannah Moore Health Center, Hereford Middle School, Liberty Family Resource Center, Middle River Middle School, Pikesville Library, Drumcastle Government Center, Towson Health Center, and Woodlawn Health Center. The vaccines will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Peter Andrews, PA-C, director of Occupational Health at Sinai Hospital, says will be “peaks and valleys” in the number of H1N1 cases over the next few months.

“Whenever there are family gatherings around the holidays, we tend to see big spikes in the number of flu cases,” Peter say. Additionally, he warns that late January/early February is when the seasonal flu historically strikes hard.

LifeBridge Health employees are encouraged to get their H1N1 vaccination by visiting Employee/Occupational Health at Sinai Hospital or Northwest Hospital.

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