swine flu

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene says it reported the death of an adult from the Baltimore area to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday. The death occurred within the last week. Before that, the state hadn’t seen a swine flu death since February. On Thursday, the […]

VIA WJLA: Montgomery and Prince George’s counties are offering free H1N1 vaccination clinics in upcoming days. The Prince George’s County Health Department is offering an evening walk-in flu clinic on December 15, 2009. The clinic targets vulnerable and elderly populations. It will be held Tuesday December 15, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the D. […]

VIA THE WASHINGTON POST: Her work day started before 7 a.m., when three flu-sickened children were being treated in the emergency room. Ready for another 12-hour shift, pediatric nurse Lindsay Wheeler donned her stethoscope and noticed, with some surprise, that there was no long waiting line of coughing youngsters and parents in surgical masks. That […]

VIA WASHINGTON POST: Waves of swine flu and flulike illnesses are surging through Washington area schools, doubling the normal absence rate in several school systems and leaving some campuses with as many as one-fifth of students out sick. Although outbreaks linked to the H1N1 virus have shuttered hundreds of schools elsewhere in the nation, local […]

VIA WASHINGTON POST: The federal government’s unprecedented campaign to protect the nation against the swine flu pandemic has gotten off to a sputtering start, frustrating parents, pregnant women and others anxious to get immunized against the new virus. With only a fraction of the tens of millions of doses of vaccine that authorities predicted would […]

VIA MYFOXDC: ROCKVILLE, Md. – The Prince Georges County Health Department dispensed the swine flu vaccine at its first clinic for the general public Thursday. The clinics will continue at the Cheverly Health Center at 3003 Hospital Drive every Thursday from 9am until Noon, as long as the county continues to get the vaccine. Long […]

VIA WJLA: Demand for the swine flu vaccine drew more than one thousand people to Montgomery County’s clinic Wednesday morning. Folks started lining up at 7 a.m., two hours before the clinic opened. Potomac resident Robert Ost waited in the chilly weather. “It’s probably better than getting swine flu,” he said, “but the wait is […]

SILVER SPRING, Maryland (Montgomery County Health & Human Services)–Montgomery County Health and Human Services will offer its first H1N1 vaccination clinic on Friday, October 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Dennis Avenue Health Center, 2000 Dennis Avenue in Silver Spring. The County has received 2,500 doses of the intranasal H1N1 vaccine (nasal […]

VIA WASHINGTON POST: Thousands of doses of swine flu vaccine are flooding into the Washington region in the opening days of a national campaign against the spread of the virus. Health officials in Maryland, Virginia and the District reported receiving the first few thousand of the millions of doses expected to be distributed nationwide. They […]

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VIA WJLA: Baltimore public school officials say a female middle school student who was diagnosed with swine flu has died. Schools CEO Andres Alonso said officials learned of the Montebello Elementary-Middle School student’s death on Wednesday. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reported the state’s ninth death related to swine flu Wednesday, saying […]