The Flu

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  1. What is the Flu?
  2. How Flu Spreads
  3. Signs and Symptoms
  4. How to Prevent Flu

The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death.

Flu Shots

Flu shots are available now for county residents. The Health Department encourages those with insurance get their vaccinations through their primary care provider or a local pharmacy.

2020 Flu Clinic Schedule

2020 Fall Flu ScheduleFlu clinics begin every Fall at the start of Flu season. Visit one of our flu clinics and be stronger than the Flu!

2020 Community Flu Clinic Schedule
Date LocationTime
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Greenbelt Community Center
15 Crescent Rd
Greenbelt, MD 20770
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday, November 13, 2020
Bowie Senior Center
14900 Health Center Dr
Bowie, MD 20716
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


To make an appointment, please visit for all flu clinics.


For more information regarding flu prevention and updates visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 

2020 Flu Schedule