MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center to Hold 10th Annual FREE Drive-Thru Flu Clinic

October 17, 2016

Baltimore—(October 17, 2016)—MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center will host its 10th Annual Drive-Thru Flu Vaccination Clinic on Sunday, November 6 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 tenth 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:              10th Annual FREE Drive-Thru Flu Vaccination Clinic

WHEN:             Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016
                           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.