The Baltimore Health Department continues to offer vaccination clinics for local residents.
In previous flu seasons, the H1N1strain of flu was a big fear; however, this year, say Baltimore Health Department officials, the flu shot individuals will receive will be a combination vaccine which will also guard against H1N1 as well as other flu strains.
The drive to fell the flu has already kicked off. Free flu shots are available throughout December to everyone (children, adults and seniors) as follows:
Wednesdays and Mondays (Feb. 1, 6, 8, 13, 15, 22, 27 and 29): Baltimore City Health Department Immunization Office, 1800 N. Charles Street, Suite 600: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thursdays and Tuesdays (Feb. 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23 and 28): 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Baltimore City Health Department Eastern District, 620 N. Caroline Street.
Monday, Feb. 20 is a holiday, and no vaccination clinics will be held.
Bring all vaccination records; call 410-396-4454 with any questions.
Note: Vaccines for children are given from the TIKE (To Immunize Kids Everywhere) van which also travels to many health fairs and community activities. Information is available at 410-396-4454, or at www.baltimorehealth.org/tikeschedule.