Motorists still in need of a flu vaccine can receive one Sunday without having to leave their cars.
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center nurses will hold a drive-through flu shot clinic from 8 to 10 a.m. Nov. 3 on the Essex campus of The Community College of Baltimore County, according to a statement from MedStar Health spokeswoman Debra Schindler.
Nurses will have a supply of 2,500 vaccines to administer on a first-come, first-served basis.
"The clinic provides a free and convenient way for members of the community to vaccinate the entire family in one stop, without having to leave the car," Schindler wrote in the statement.
The flu leads to 200,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths each year in the United states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The organization recommends the vaccine for those six months and older, both to avoid getting the flu or exposing others to it.
Babies, children and the elderly are particularly at risk for flu complications, according to the statement. The vaccine is also strongly recommended for those who work with young, old or ill individuals, such as health care and day care providers.
Those interested in receiving a free flu shot should enter the Essex campus at its Rossville Boulevard entrance and follow the signs to the clinic.