Flu shots can increase the chance of staying healthy through the winter months. Getting vaccinated will not only help keep you healthy, but it can help to prevent you from getting others sick too. It is recommended that everyone 6 months and older get a yearly flu vaccine.

Getting a flu vaccine this year is more important than ever, not only to reduce your risk from flu but also to help conserve potentially scarce healthcare resources.


FREE Community Flu Vaccination Clinics

  • UM SJMC will provide vaccination to anyone age nine or older
  • Ages 9 - 17 require a parent/guardian signature
  • High risk individuals are especially encouraged to be vaccinated
  • Only standard dose quadrivalent vaccine provided

 

UM SJMC will be providing vaccines at various Baltimore County locations. Click here to view the clinic schedule flyer. Questions? Call 410-337-1337.

 
The Orokawa Y in Towson, Outdoor Pavilion
600 W. Chesapeake Avenue, Towson, MD 21204
Saturday, October 1 | 10 am - 1 pm
Monday, October 10 | 3 - 7 pm
 
The Y in Parkville
8910 Waltham Woods Road, Parkville, MD 21234
Monday, October 3 | 3 - 6 pm
 
Catonsville Public Library
1100 Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD 21228
Tuesday, October 4 | 4 - 7 pm
 
The Shops at Kenilworth, Lower Level
800 Kenilworth Drive, Towson, MD 21204
Wednesday, October 5 | 2 - 6 pm
 
Hereford Public Library
16940 York Road, Hereford, MD 21111
Wednesday, October 12 | 10 am - 2 pm
 
Essex Public Library
1110 Eastern Boulevard, Essex, MD 21221
Thursday, October 13 | 3 - 7 pm
 
Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church
10911 Reisterstown Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117
Sunday, October 16 | 9 - 11:30 am

White Marsh Mall
Lower Level, near Macy's Home Store
8200 Perry Hall Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21236
Monday, October 17 | 2 - 6 pm
 
Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, School Gym
5200 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210
Wednesday, October 19 | 3 - 6 pm
 
Mt. Pleasant Church and Ministries, Family Center
6000 Radecke Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21206
Sunday, October 23 | 11 am - 3 pm
 
Rosedale Public Library
6105 Kenwood Avenue, Rosedale, MD 21237
Monday, October 24 | 3 - 7 pm
 
St. Joseph Parish Cockeysville
Lower Level, in Joe's Café
100 church Lane, Cockeysville, MD 21030
Wednesday, October 26 | 3 - 6 pm
Saturday, November 12 | 9 am - 1 pm
 
Perry Hall Public Library
9685 Honeygo Boulevard, Perry Hall, MD 21128
Tuesday, November 1 | 2 - 6 pm
 
Loch Raven Public Library
1046 Taylor Avenue, Towson, MD 21286
Monday, November 7 | 3 - 7 pm

Cockeysville Middle School
10401 Greenside Drive, Cockeysville, MD 21030
Tuesday, November 22 | 3 - 6 pm

   

What You Need to Know About Flu Shots

At the University of Maryland Medical System, our experts have answered some of the common questions that people have about flu vaccines. Read the FAQs below.

Do I need a flu shot if I got one last year?

Yes. The flu virus changes, so a vaccination is needed each year to protect you from the year's most common flu type.

Will I get the flu from the flu shot?

No. You cannot get the flu from the flu shot. While most people feel fine after the shot, some may develop a mild fever or feel tired for a day or two. This is your body's normal response, working to protect you.

If I get the flu shot, does that mean I will not get the flu?

No. The flu shot is not 100 percent effective, but it does greatly lower your risk of getting the flu. There are many different types of the flu virus, and the shot doesn't protect you against all of them. Each year, the World Health Organization identifies three or four types most likely to be spread for that year's flu season to include in the flu shot.

Does the vaccine protect me right away?

No. It takes about two weeks for the shot to start working in your body, so you may still catch the flu after you have the shot.


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