The Calvert County Health Department recently announced that it is offering free flu shots at clinics through October and November.
The clinics are available beginning Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Northern High School.
Subsequent dates and locations are: Oct. 16 and 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center in Prince Frederick; Oct. 21 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Patuxent High School; Nov. 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Huntingtown High School; and Nov. 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Patuxent High School.
The health department encourages everyone from six months to 106 years to get a flu shot.
The flu vaccine will be by injection only; nasal sprays will not be available, according to calverthealth.org. A high-dose flu vaccine is available for those 65 and older.
In the past decade, between 12,000 and 61,000 Americans died annually