February 21, 2024

Free COVID Vaccines Offered to Children

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A free COVID-19 vaccine clinic for children ages 6 months to 18 will be offered January 19, 2024, from 9 to 11:30am and 1 to 3pm at the St. Mary’s County Health Department in Leonardtown. Appointments are required; call 301-475-4419.

Holiday Schedule for County Offices

Operations

In observance of the upcoming holidays, all St. Mary’s County government administrative offices and the health department will be closed December 25 and 26, 2023, and January 1, 2024.

Chronic Disease Action Team to Meet

Chronic Disease

The Chronic Disease Action Team of the Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership will hold its next meeting from 1 to 2pm Tuesday, November 28, 2023.

County Wellness Campaign Underway

Wellness

Those who participate in the new St. Mary’s County Health & Wellness Campaign will be automatically entered into $100 grocery gift card drawings each week.

Resources Available for COVID Prevention, Testing

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With the expected shift to indoor spaces in the coming months, St. Mary’s County Health Department reminds community members of precautions to avoid or treat COVID-19.

Event Shines Light on Recovery

Recovery

The annual St. Mary’s Goes Purple Walk for Recovery will be held from 9am to noon Saturday, September 9, 2023, in the Leonardtown Square. Early registration is recommended.

Overdose Awareness Day Vigil Planned

Overdose

Join St. Mary’s County Health Department and Beacon of Hope at Church of the Ascension in Lexington Park on August 31 for a gathering to educate, comfort, and advocate on behalf of those who have survived overdose, been lost to overdose, and community members who care about these struggles.

Medicaid Renewal No Longer Automatic

Medicaid

When the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, Marylanders who were eligible for Medicaid were automatically enrolled each year. This year, Medicaid renewal is no longer automatic.

Learn About Safe Food Handling

Safe food handling

The St. Mary’s County Health Department will offer a free introductory virtual class on safe food handling from 5 to 8pm July 12, 2023.

Water Monitoring at Public Beaches Continues

Beaches

St. Mary’s County Health Department will test the water quality of public beaches in St. Mary’s County during the summer until Labor Day.