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Free Flu Shots in Silver Spring on Jan. 22

Montgomery County hospitals reported an increase in flu cases this month.

One week after some Montgomery County hospitals reported an uptick in flu patients, Montgomery County government is giving out free flu shots to county residents at two clinics.

The clinics, dates and times are: 

  • Friday, Jan. 18, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (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 Avenue, 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. 

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