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Report: Flu Numbers Dropping in Maryland

Doctors are still urging residents to get a flu shot.

The number of flu cases in Maryland have dropped over the last week, but health officials are still pushing residents to get the flu vaccine, according to a report in The Gazette.

The week ending Dec. 29, 10.1 prcent of people visiting doctors were for the flu and the week ending Jan. 5 only 3.5 percent of people visiting doctors were there for the flu, according to a report from the state.

Maryland’s flu season might have peaked, but the number of cases remains widespread statewide and health officials are still urging people to be vaccinated, a state epidemiologist said Monday.

The numbers are still higher than the past two flu seasons, according to the Gazette report.

The following flu clinics will be available in Howard County this week:

  • Thursday, Jan. 17, 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Appointment only for all members of the public, appointments can be made beginning on the evening of Jan. 14 on the Health Department website.
  • Thursday, Jan. 24, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. - Open to the public, walk-ins welcome, but public can also schedule an appointment to avoid possible long wait times.
  • Friday, Jan. 25, Noon - 3 p.m. - Open to the public, walk-ins welcome, appointments can be made on the Health Department website.

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Sandra Conway January 16, 2013 at 06:51 PM
Id rather ingest vitamins & naturally healthy foods than a bunch of toxic chemicals. No flu in this household..... Ever.

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