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Clinics to offer flu shots for seniors, children

Baltimore County's Health Department is having vaccination clinics for senior citizens and young children who need flu or pneumonia shots.

Flu shots will cost $6, pneumonia shots $12. Both fees are covered by Medicare, Part B.

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The flu vaccines are different each year. This year they will protect against the Type A Beijing flu which is expected here this winter. People allergic to eggs should not get flu shots.

The department recommends the shots for people over 65, those with chronic health problems and those who care for the elderly.

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Although adults need only one flu vaccine dose, children ages 3 to 9 need two.

The clinics will only provide one vaccination, however, because the monthlong clinic schedule will not allow enough time for a second vaccination. The shots must be at least 30 days apart, a spokesman said. Children who seek shots should have proof with them that a second shot has been arranged with a physician.

The clinics are scheduled for:

* Wednesday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Catonsville Senior Center, 501 N. Rolling Road.

* Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Ateaze Senior Center, 7401 Holabird Ave.

* Oct. 25, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Oregon Ridge Lodge, 13401 Beaver Dam Road.

* Oct. 28, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Edgemere Senior Center, 3303 Sparrows Point Road.

* Oct. 29, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Lansdowne Senior Center, 424 Third Ave.

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* Nov. 3, 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Essex Senior Center, 600 Dorsey Ave.

* Nov. 5, 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Liberty Family Center, 8737-B Liberty Road.

* Nov. 10, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pikesville Senior Center, 1301 Reisterstown Road.

* Nov. 17, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Reisterstown Senior Center, 12035 Reisterstown Road.

* Nov. 19, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ruhl Armory, 1035 York Road.

* Nov. 22, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Parkville Senior Center, 8601 Harford Road.



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