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The Harford County Health Department will conduct four walk-in H1N1 vaccination clinics for the general population during the next two weeks.

The first vaccination clinic will be held Wednesday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Harford County Health Department's Edgewood location, 1321 Woodbridge Station Way.

A clinic also will be held this Saturday, Jan. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Aberdeen Senior Activity Center, 7 Franklin Street.

Another clinic will be conducted next Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Edgewood location.

On Saturday, Jan. 30, the local health department will also operate an H1N1 vaccination clinic at Harford Mall in Bel Air, outside of Macy's department store, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

All vaccinations are the injectable form and are free. No appointments are necessary, and none will not be taken.

“Vaccination is safe, reliable, and the single best way to prevent serious consequences of the flu, as well as the spread of influenza," Susan Kelly, health officer, said in a press release Tuesday. "Historically, demand for flu vaccination declines and complacency increases after the holiday season, but we must continue to be vigilant."

Last week, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reported two additional H1N1 related deaths in Baltimore-metro region, which includes Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Howard and Harford counties, as well as Baltimore City.

Personal details about these cases, including age, gender and specific jurisdiction of residence, will not be released to protect the privacy of the resident and the resident's family, according to the health department.

For current information on vaccination clinic schedules, visit the Harford County Health Department Web site,, or call 410-612-1779.

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Elections 2020

An error on ballots mailed to voters in Baltimore’s District 1 led to inaccurate results that cannot be counted, state election officials announced Wednesday.

With Baltimore facing myriad issues ― including an unrelenting homicide rate, a deadly pandemic and days of protests against police abuse ― primary voters said the race was too important not to risk a trip to the polls during a public health crisis.

For the first time in two decades, incumbent Comptroller Joan Pratt has a serious Democratic primary challenge from City Councilman Bill Henry. The race could be decided by a razor-thin margin.

Initial returns in the race for Baltimore City Council president showed state Del. Nick Mosby with a strong lead, though thousands of votes must still be counted. Mosby was considered one of three leading Democratic contenders for the city’s No. 2 position, along with former City Councilman Carl Stokes and City Councilwoman Shannon Sneed.

Maryland officials reported Wednesday the state has confirmed 807 new cases of the coronavirus. But hospitalizations and overall positivity rates are at their lowest in months.

Demonstrations against police brutality and the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis moved out toward the suburbs Tuesday with peaceful crowds lining Roland Avenue in North Baltimore, marching in Columbia, and gathering in Annapolis.

If someone you are close to is sick with coronavirus but doesn’t live with you, it can be hard to know how to help them while also keeping yourself safe. How can you effectively support them from afar while they’re quarantined? Should you move in to help them recover? Here are the top ways you can help them during a difficult period.

Two males were killed and three others injured in four nighttime shooting incidents, Baltimore Police wrote in emails shortly before 5 a.m. Wednesday.

When former nursing colleagues and students started reaching out as the coronavirus pandemic took off, Tara Ryan created a service to boost their morale and give them a place to talk about work on the front lines.

Many voters flocked to in-person polling places in Baltimore and several counties Tuesday, causing long lines and delayed results during Maryland’s first statewide election attempted largely by mail.

Wes Unseld, who won Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player honors as a rookie with the Baltimore Bullets, died Tuesday morning after what his family called “lengthy health battles, most recently with pneumonia.” He was 74.

Baltimore’s recent protests against the death of George Floyd have been largely peaceful, but city police have been aided by additional state resources.

Members of the Maryland National Guard will be sent to Washington, D.C., to help quell violence there, a Guard official said Monday.

The Ravens have held camp at their team facility in Baltimore County since 2011.

The entire day of protest in Baltimore had been peaceful. As other cities burned for days, thousands in a city everyone expected to blow up again were rallying against police brutality and racism in expressions that were often deeply painful but measured, sometimes even joyous.

Kweisi Mfume, Maryland’s newest congressman, won Tuesday’s Democratic primary to secure his hold on the Baltimore-area seat long held by his late friend, Elijah Cummings.


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Mary Miller
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Bill Henry
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Nick Mosby
Shannon Sneed
Carl Stokes
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