Flu Shots Currently Available at Local Health Care Clinics and Pharmacies

Flu season is just around the corner and local health care clinics and pharmacies are currently offering the vaccine to children and adults.

Immunization: The Basics

Photo Credit: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Owensville Primary Care (OPC) in West River received its first shipment of the flu vaccine this week. OPC is hosting a free flu shot clinic each Tuesday from 1:30 to 4 p.m. beginning October 8.  No appointments are necessary; however call ahead to make sure they have not run out of the vaccine.

Local pharmacies are stocked with the flu vaccine as well. Most of the drugstores we contacted accept insurance and do not require appointments.

Sylvia Fielder Jennings, OPC’s executive director, said that she has not seen any cases of the flu so far this season but cautions that you should not wait too long to get the shot. Jennings said the vaccine can take up to two weeks  to take effect.

‘The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months and older receive a yearly vaccine, ideally by October. In addition, the CDC recommends that pregnant women, the elderly and people with certain medical conditions, including asthma, diabetes, and chronic lung disease get the shot.

Flu season typically begins in November and runs until April.  Flu symptoms, unlike a common cold, present quickly and include body aches, a high fever that lasts three to four days, sore throat, stuffy nose and extreme fatigue. The best way to avoid getting the flu is to practice good hand washing, exercise regularly, use hand sanitizers, eat healthy and get the flu vaccination.

Here is a list of pharmacies and health care clinics in South County offering the flu shot. Stay healthy this winter!

CVS
3025 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater
410-798-8715
Cost: $31.99, accepts insurance
Age: 18 and older
Hours: walk-in appointments
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Kmart
3255 Solomons Island Road (South River Colony Marketplace), Edgewater
410-956-0053
Cost: $20 with Kmart savings card; $25 without card; accepts some insurance
Age: 11 years and older
Hours: walk-in appointments
Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Rite Aid
110 Mitchells Chance Road, Edgewater
410-956-9411
Cost: $29.99, accepts insurance
Age: 9 years and older
Hours: walk-in appointments
Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Owensville Primary Care
134 Owensville Road, West River
410-867-4700
Cost: free flu shot clinic; however donations are greatly appreciated
Hours: Tuesdays, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. (starting Oct. 1)
Walk-in, appointments not required

Righttime Medical Care
2114 Generals Highway, Annapolis
888-808-6483
Cost: $25 (self-pay)
Age: 3 years and older
Hours: by appointment or walk-in
Monday-Sunday 7 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Safeway
52 West Central Avenue, Edgewater
410-919-1156
Cost: cost depends upon type of insurance
Age: 11 and above
Hours: walk-in appointments
Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Super Giant
13 Lee Airpark Drive, Edgewater
410-956-4150
Cost: $35, accepts insurance
Age: 9 and older
Hours: walk-in appointments
Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Walgreens
3106 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater
410-956-8319
Cost: $31.99, accepts insurance
Age: 9 and older
Hours: walk-in appointments
Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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