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White Marsh Mall to Offer Free Flu Shots

The free walk-in clinic will be available on Oct. 8.

The mall can be a great place to stock up on seasonal items—hats, coats, shoes—but what about your annual flu shot?

Between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Oct. 8 at 8200 Perry Hall Boulevard, White Marsh Mall plans to offer free flu shots administered by St. Joseph Medical Center.

The seasonal influenza vaccine for 2012-2013 will include protection against the H1N1 virus. The free walk-in clinic does not require reservations and is available to anyone 9 or older. Anyone between 9 and 17 will require a parent or guardian's signature, according to a statement released by the mall.

St. Joseph staff also plan to provide tips on staying healthy through cold and flu season.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourages everyone 6 months and older to receive the flu shot, but especially those suffering from chronic medical conditions, pregnant women and anyone 65 or older.

"Getting the flu can be more than just an inconvenience, it can be life-threatening," said Lisa Bisenius, White Marsh Mall general manager. "We’re pleased to offer these vaccines to our customers free of charge so that they can stay healthy this winter."

Do you get a flu shot every year? Tell us if you think they're worthwhile in the comments.

Carmen Redding October 05, 2012 at 11:51 AM
Yes, I get my flu shot every year. I'm 67 and I plan on also getting shots for shingles and pneumonia
Teresa Pitarra October 05, 2012 at 01:54 PM
Where in the mall will these be given?

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