TOWSON, Md. (WJZ) — Baltimore County is holding what it’s billing as a “Super Weekend” flu shot clinic at the Maryland State Fairgrounds next weekend.

In a news release, county officials urged people to get the flu shot to protect themselves amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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“The COVID-19 pandemic is a game changer for all of us,” Baltimore County Health Officer Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch said in the release. “People who do not traditionally get a flu vaccinated must make sure to get vaccinated this season. This is especially true for African-Americans who often shy away from getting flu vaccinations, but are disproportionately affected by the coronavirus.”

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The two-day clinic will be held at the cow palace at the fairgrounds. Appointments are required.

To sign up for a free flu shot, click here.

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For the latest information on coronavirus go to the Maryland Health Department’s website or call 211. You can find all of WJZ’s coverage on coronavirus in Maryland here.

CBS Baltimore Staff