(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 against the flu for the 2017-2018 season.
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.
The flu vaccine is available for Worcester County residents, ages 6 months and older, at health department locations in Pocomoke, Snow Hill and Berlin. Community clinics will be held from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm on the following dates. Appointments are strongly encouraged to avoid delays, but walk-ins will be accepted.
• Pocomoke Health Center: Mondays, October 16, October 23, and October 30. For an appointment call 410-957-2005.
• Berlin Health Center: Fridays, October 20, October 27, and November 3. For an appointment call
• Snow Hill Health Center: Thursdays, October 19, October 26, November 2 and Friday, October 20. For an appointment call 410-632-1100.
Worcester County Health Department will bill in-network insurance providers including Medicare, Medicaid, and United Healthcare for the flu vaccine. Other insurances may be billed, check with your carrier regarding coverage. To be billed, insurance cards must be presented at the time of service. For all others, 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 a free flu vaccination clinic for students of any school in Worcester County, grades Pre-k through 12. This one day, free clinic will be held on Friday, October 20th from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at our Berlin and Snow Hill Health Center locations. 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.