Garrett County Health Department’s Seasonal Flu Clinics Announced

The Garrett County Health Department has scheduled seasonal flu and pneumonia immunization clinics in October and November. The vaccines will be available at walk-in clinics at both Health Department sites (1025 Memorial Drive, Oakland, and 28 Hershberger Lane, Grantsville) and at the Senior Centers listed below.

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend getting the flu vaccine as soon as it is available every season,” said Bob Stephens, Garrett County Health Officer. “Getting an annual flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. It can reduce illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations.”

NOTE: Persons do not need to wait to receive the Flu vaccine if they recently received a COVID-19 vaccine or booster. In fact, the flu vaccine may be given at the same time as the COVID-19 vaccine.

The walk-in clinic schedule is listed below. Appointments may be scheduled by visiting to reduce wait times. Walk-ins will be accepted.

  • Friendsville Senior Center, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 11 a.m.- 1p.m.
  • GCHD (Oakland), Oct. 6, (Thursday), 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • GCHD (Grantsville), Oct. 7, (Friday), 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Kitzmiller Senior Center, Oct. 12, (Wednesday), 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • GCHD (Oakland), Oct. 13, (Thursday), 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • GCHD (Grantsville), Oct. 14, (Friday), 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Swanton Senior Center, Oct. 17, (Monday), 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • GCHD (Oakland), Oct. 20, (Thursday), 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • GCHD (Grantsville), Oct. 21, (Friday), 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • GCHD (Oakland), Oct. 27, (Thursday), 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • GCHD (Grantsville), Oct. 28, (Friday), 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • GCHD (Oakland), Nov. 3, (Thursday), 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • GCHD (Grantsville), Nov. 4, (Friday), 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • GCHD (Oakland), Nov. 17, (Thursday), 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • GCHD (Grantsville), Nov. 18, (Friday), 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Insurance providers, including Medicare Part B, will be billed as appropriate. Insurance cards should be brought to the clinic. There will be no out-of-pocket costs for the flu shot for anyone, regardless of insurance status. Pneumonia vaccine will also be available at these clinics, but only for those with Medicare Part B. Other persons who want pneumonia vaccine should call 301-334-7770 or 301-895-3111 to schedule an appointment at the health department.

Flu Mist® nasal spray flu vaccine will be offered at these clinics because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has again made it available in the US. High-dose vaccine will be available for persons aged 65 and older.

For questions about the flu vaccine, contact your doctor or the health department at 301-334-7770 or 301-895-3111. Visit for more information about the flu vaccine clinics or call the Flu Information Hotline at 301-334-7697 or 301 895-3113.