MDHSA announces MDHs response to influenza pandemic
Maryland Public Health Agency (MPD) has announced it is offering free vaccines for anyone who comes into contact with anyone who has recently contracted influenza or any other seasonal flu-like illness.MPD will also donate $2 million to local public health and community partners, the agency said.
Middletown-based MDH announced in January it was providing free vaccine to people who came into contact for the first time with someone who tested positive for seasonal flu, or for anyone else who has been exposed to influenza for at least five days.
The first time the person has been in contact with someone with a flu-related illness.
The free vaccine is offered through MDH’s Vaccine Exchange Program (VEEP).
People can receive the vaccine free of charge through MD HSA’s Vaccination and Public Health Center (VPDHC) for up to two years.