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 to get their vaccinations through their primary care provider or a local pharmacy.

Flu Clinics

Protect yourself and your family from the flu. The Health Department's community clinics are open to ALL COUNTY RESIDENTS. No appointments required. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Injectable flu vaccine will be available to anyone age 6 months and older.

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

One-Day Clinics

Bowie Volunteer Fire Department
15454 Annapolis Road  Bowie, MD 20715
Saturday, October 23

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

National Wesleyan Church
6324 Riggs Road  Adelphi, MD 20783 
Saturday, October 3010:00am - 1:00 pm

Permanent Clinics

Cheverly Health Center
Prince George’s County Health Department

3003 Hospital Drive, Room 2114, Cheverly, MD 20785
Monday through Friday

9:00 am - 3:00 pm


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