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 be vaccinated for the 2018-2019 seasonal flu. 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.
Flu vaccine is available for Worcester county residents at the health department locations in Pocomoke, Snow Hill and Berlin. Community clinics will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on the following dates. Appointments are strongly encouraged to avoid delays, but walk-ins will be accepted.
• Mondays, October 22, October 29, and November 5 at the Pocomoke Health Center. For an appointment, call 410-957-2005.
• Fridays, October 26, November 2, and November 9 at the Berlin Health Center For an appointment, call 410-629-0164.
• Fridays, October 19, October 26, and Thursday, November 1 at the Snow Hill Health Department. For an appointment, call 410-632-1100.
Worcester County Health Department will bill in-network insurance providers including Medicare and Medicaid for flu vaccine. Other insurances may be billed, so please check with your carrier regarding coverage. To be billed, current insurance cards must be presented at the time of service. For those individuals with Medicare, please bring your new Medicare card. For uninsured persons, 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 free flu vaccination clinics for students of any school in Worcester County, grades Pre-k through 12. These free clinics will offer FluMist and injectable vaccine on Friday, October 19 at our Pocomoke and Snow Hill Health Center locations, October 26 at our Berlin Health Center, and November 5 at our Pocomoke, Berlin and Snow Hill Health Centers. All student clinics will run from 8:30am to 4:00pm. 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.