Influenza can occur at any time, but the most common season is October through May. Influenza (flu) is caused by a virus and easily spread from person to person by coughing, sneezing and touching contaminated surfaces. Symptoms of the flu include:
- sore throat
- muscle aches
- nasal congestion
Anyone can get the flu. And anyone 6 months of age and older should be vaccinated, especially those with health conditions that put them at high risk. Health care personnel, people around infants less than 6 months of age, or those that have close contact with people that have chronic diseases should definitely be vaccinated.
St. Joseph Medical Center offers free influenza vaccination shots to anyone ages 9 years and older. The dates and locations of our free clinics are listed below.
The following vaccination clinics will be held at St. Joseph Medical Center and appointments are required. Please call 410.337.1337 to schedule your appointment.
St. Joseph Medical Center
Thursday, October 11, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Friday, October 19, 4 – 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 20, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday, October 21, 12 – 4 p.m.
Monday, October 29, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Walk-ins are welcome at the following events. For questions, please call 410.337.1479.
White Marsh Mall, Center Court
Monday, October 8, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
St. Joseph Health Park at Hereford
Friday, October 12, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thursday, October 18, 4 – 7 p.m.
The Shops at Kenilworth
Tuesday, October 16, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Greetings & Readings, Hunt Valley Town Centre
Wednesday, October 17, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Saturday, October 27, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
St. Joseph Parish, Cockeysville, MD
Tuesday, October 23, 12 – 7 p.m.
You can also find this information on the Events section of our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/StJosephMedicalCenter.