For up to date information on influenza nationally or in Maryland, visit the sites below:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Recommendations for Flu Vaccines:
Influenza Information and Resources for Physicians:
Be an Influenza Sentinel Provider-
Influenza sentinel provider gathers information about influenza-like illness to report to the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Centers for Disease Control to compile a national picture of influenza activity.
To sign up to become a Sentinel Provider contact the state influenza surveillance coordinator at 410-767-6700 or visit website.
MD Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene Resources:
The International Situation:
Information for the General Population:
For information on getting the Seasonal Flu vaccination, call 2-1-1- or visit Get Vaccinated. To access the national flu vaccine locator, visit www.flu.gov. Type in your zip code to locate vaccine opportunities in your area.
The Baltimore City Health Department is giving free flu vaccinations to children or adults at the 1800 block of Charles Street on Mon. and Wed. from 10 am to 1pm. Click here for schedule.
Maryland residents can now help DHMH track influenza activity in Maryland. For more information visit Maryland Resident Influenza Tracking Survey (MRITS)