MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center Offers Free Flu Vaccination at Annual Drive-Thru Clinic

In an effort to help arm the community against the flu, nurses will administer free vaccinations to all eligible individuals on a first-come, first-served basis.

October 16, 2015

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Baltimore—(October 15, 2015)—MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center will host its 9th Annual Drive-Thru Flu Vaccination Clinic on Sunday, Nov. 1 on the Community College of Baltimore – Essex campus beginning at 8 a.m. In an effort to help arm the community against the flu, nurses will administer free vaccinations to all eligible individuals on a first-come, first-served basis.

Since 2007, MedStar Franklin Square has worked closely with county agencies to hold the clinic, including the Baltimore County Health and Human Services, Police, Fire and Public Works departments, and the Community College of Baltimore County, which allows the use of its Essex campus. For the ninth year, this clinic provides a free and convenient way for members of the community to vaccinate the entire family in one stop, without having to leave the car. 

WHAT: 9th Annual FREE Drive-Thru Flu Vaccination Clinic

WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015
8 a.m. to Noon
(or until supplies run out)

WHERE: Community College of Baltimore – Essex campus, Rossville Boulevard and College Drive

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 200,000 Americans are hospitalized each year because of flu complications. The number of people who die each year from flu-related causes in the United States ranges from 3,000 to 49,000.

To protect against the flu, the CDC recommends annual vaccination for those six months and older, as well as those at higher risk of developing flu complications, including children under five; adults over 65; pregnant women; residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities; those with weakened immune systems; and people with chronic illnesses such as asthma, heart disease, kidney disease and diabetes.

About MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center is a not-for-profit 378-bed community teaching hospital located in the White Marsh section of eastern Baltimore County, Maryland. MedStar Franklin Square provides many medical and healthcare services, including a broad range of healthcare specialties, advanced technologies and treatments not traditionally found at community hospitals. The hospital is ranked third in admissions among all Maryland hospitals and is first in Emergency Department visits with more than 108,000 visits annually. MedStar Franklin Square is accredited by the Joint Commission and certified as a Primary Stroke Center and has earned some of the nation’s most prestigious quality awards including Magnet Designation for excellence in nursing, the Excellence Award for Quality Improvement from the Delmarva Foundation and inclusion in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital specialty ranking for four consecutive years. With more than 3,300 employees, MedStar Franklin Square is one of the largest employers in Baltimore County. Visit medstarfranklinsquare.org for more information.