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Last Chance: Free Flu Shots

Montgomery County will offer the last flu clinics of the season in Germantown and Silver Spring

Montgomery County government is administering free flu shots to county residents at two clinics.

The clinics, dates and times are: 

  • Friday, Jan. 18, from 9 a.m. to noon (by appointment only)—Germantown Health Center, 12900 Middlebrook Road, 2nd Floor, Germantown
  • Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (by appointment only)—Dennis Avenue Health Center, 2000 Dennis Ave., Silver Spring

To make an appointment call 311 or make one online at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/flu.

The clinics will be the last of the flu season, according to county health officer Dr. Ulder J. Tillman. 

Patch reported earlier this month that the flu is hitting hard in Maryland and nationally. In Maryland, 2,362 people have tested positive for the flu so far, according to The Baltimore Sun. 

But with many patients treated for flu-like symptoms without being tested, the number is likely much higher, said Mary Anderson, a spokesperson for the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.

This flu season started earlier than usual and is spreading faster than usual, the Sun reported. 

Recent data suggest that flu season may have peaked. The number of flu cases in Maryland have dropped over the prior week, The Gazette reports.

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-Patch Editor Tiffany Arnold contributed to this story

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