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Tag: Influenza vaccine

FDA Recalls EpiPen and EpiPen Jr

FDA Recalls EpiPen and EpiPen Jr

| April 03, 2017, 01:39 PM

The FDA has initiated a recall of 13 lots of Mylan’s EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injector products used for emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions. This recall is because some of the devices have not worked when needed. Given that the pen device is used to counteract potentially fatal allergic reactions,  Evolve Medical is […]

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Flu Rate Spikes to Severe, Again!

Flu Rate Spikes to Severe, Again!

| March 17, 2017, 06:54 PM

Flu has spiked to high levels, again, according to today’s report from DHMH flu tracker.  After a decreasing rate the week prior, flu is back up to “High Intensity Levels” and “Widespread Geographic Activity”, according to the Friday March 17th report from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Find out what you can do to prevent getting–or […]

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Flu Risk High in Maryland

Flu Risk High in Maryland

| March 03, 2017, 06:27 PM

The flu rate continues to climb for the 3rd week in Maryland, reaching one of the highest rates in years.  On Friday March 3rd, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) FluWatch reported flu rate intensity at the highest level and widespread. Health officials encourage those still unvaccinated to get vaccinated immediately.    Nationwide, the […]

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Early Spring Health Problems

Early Spring Health Problems

| March 02, 2017, 10:17 AM

Spring in Annapolis is early this year! According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), spring is up to three weeks ahead of schedule in the Washington, DC region–and that can have significant impact on our health. What can we expect? Longer and worse allergy season, more Lyme, Zika and other tick and mosquito related illnesses.  For […]

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Flu Rate Spikes in Maryland

Flu Rate Spikes in Maryland

| February 17, 2017, 04:42 PM

Flu rates are spiking here in Maryland reaching one of the highest rates in years. Maryland rates flu intensity at the highest level and widespread. In the US, at least 20 children have died this year from the flu. Health officials encourage those still unvaccinated to get vaccinated immediately.    Nationwide, the flu virus continues to spread in 43 […]

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Flu on the Rise in Maryland

Flu on the Rise in Maryland

| February 04, 2017, 10:15 AM

Flu is on the rise across the US and here in Maryland. Did you know that between 3,000 to 49,000 people die every year from the flu? Get some fast facts today! Here are some more fast facts:  200,000 people are hospitalized every year due to flu 5-20% of the population gets the flu each […]

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50 Million Dead or 10 Reasons to Get a Flu Shot

50 Million Dead or 10 Reasons to Get a Flu Shot

| October 19, 2016, 01:10 PM

The last big flu epidemic killed 50 million people globally in 1 year, between 1918-1919.  Experts believe we are way overdue. The flu vaccine has prevented millions of flu cases and tens of thousands of hospitalizations.  If that isn’t enough to convince you to be protected, here are 10 more reasons why you should get vaccinated. You Can Spread […]

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Flu at Highest Severity Level in Maryland

Flu at Highest Severity Level in Maryland

| March 10, 2016, 11:30 AM | 1 Comment

  Flu at Highest Severity Level in Maryland Influenza, or flu, in Maryland is at the highest severity level and is wide spread according to the Maryland Department of Health‘s weekly influenza report. In fact, the CDC reports that Maryland has 1 of the highest severity ratings for flu right now (top 8 of 50 states). The CDC also reports that over […]

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PatientFirst offers healthy gift ideas

PatientFirst offers healthy gift ideas

| December 18, 2014, 04:52 PM | 1 Comment

Is your holiday shopping list complete?  It is not too late to try something new this holiday season.  Forget that basket of homemade cookies or fudge.  Give your loved ones a gift of good health that will help them stay active and eat a little healthier.  Here’s a few suggestions offered by Patient First! Here are five […]

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Free flu shots and nasal spray available in Glen Burnie and Parole

Free flu shots and nasal spray available in Glen Burnie and Parole

| October 24, 2014, 10:42 AM | 1 Comment

[do action=”schuh”/] Starting Tuesday, October 14, free seasonal flu shots and nasal spray will be available BY APPOINTMENT ONLY at the Department of Health’s Glen Burnie (410-222-6633) and Parole (410-222-7247) health centers.  Call for appointments. The centers’ locations are Glen Burnie Health Center, 416 A Street, S.W., Glen Burnie, MD 21061 and Parole Health Center, […]

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County to provide high-dose flu vaccine to seniors

County to provide high-dose flu vaccine to seniors

| October 02, 2014, 09:00 AM | 1 Comment

[do action=”schuh”/] The Anne Arundel County Department of Health will host two seasonal flu vaccine clinics in October for County residents age 65 and older. These high-dose flu vaccine clinics are free, by appointment only, and supplies are limited. The high-dose flu vaccine is only manufactured for seniors. The clinics will be held from 8:30 […]

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Patient First says get your flu shots

Patient First says get your flu shots

| September 21, 2014, 10:21 AM | 2 Comments

Fight the flu before it arrives.  Protect yourself and your family by being vaccinated against the virus before flu season starts.  You can get a seasonal flu shot with little or no wait with the Patient First Fast Track Anytime Flu Shot Program. Flu is contracted by inhaling respiratory droplets produced by coughing or sneezing.  […]

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