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County Executive Leopold Encourages Residents to Learn More about Flu Preparedness

Forum will air on Channel 98 daily, Presentation online

Annapolis (September 16, 2009) - County Executive John R. Leopold today urged residents to take advantage of educational resources about the H1N1 Virus online and on television.

"With more information, apprehension declines," County Executive Leopold said. "Flu information for parents, teachers, students, County employees and others is on our Web site and Cable Channel."

A County-sponsored forum was held this week at Anne Arundel Community College, featuring a presentation by the County Executive, the Health Department and public schools officials. That program will be shown daily starting Friday on Comcast Channel 98 at 9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. (except Mondays), as well as Verizon Channel 38.

Information can also be found at H1N1 Flu Information Links, such as the PowerPoint presentation from the forum and handouts with tips to avoid the flu in schools and the workplace. The latest information about vaccines can be found by clicking on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services links from the County Homepage.

Residents with questions can call our Flu Information Line at (410) 222-7343.

The Anne Arundel County Department of Health provides free seasonal flu vaccine by appointment at health centers and at community walk-in clinics. Flu vaccinations are free to County residents. A $20 donation is appreciated, but not required. Medicare Part B will cover the $20 donation, but individuals must bring their Medicare cards. For a map of clinic locations, visit the Health Department Website.

Information about the coming H1N1 vaccine will be posted on the Heath Department's Web site when it becomes available.


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