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County's last flu clinic Thursday

January 10, 2001

County's last flu clinic Thursday



The Washington County Health Department's last flu immunization clinic of the season will be held Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at North Hagerstown High School, the department announced Tuesday.

Flu shots are only for ages 18 and older.

The shots are free but Medicare can be billed, and the department is requesting a $7 donation per person, according to the statement.

The department has given just under 5,000 flu shots since November, and expects to give another 2,000 shots Thursday, said Washington County Health Officer William Christoffel.

The flu shots take seven to 10 days to take effect, depending on the individual, Christoffel said.

He said the Thursday clinic will be the last one of the season because, "It's going to be getting too late into the season to give them out."

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Christoffel said flu season peaks in February.

- Dan Kulin

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