NEW ORLEANS – Now is the time to get your 2012 seasonal flu vaccine! Ochsner Health System is offering seasonal flu vaccinations for patients and the public at its hospitals and health centers.
Because the flu vaccine is the best method of preventing the flu, it is recommended that everyone over six months of age receive the vaccine. Ochsner physicians offer the following additional tips to help you and your family prevent a bout with the flu:
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water or an alcohol-based sanitizer
- Cough or sneeze into a tissue or into the elbow
- Stay home if you are sick
- Get your flu shot!
Flu season can begin as early as October and typically peaks in January and February. Because the vaccine takes approximately two weeks to protect against the flu, getting the vaccine now is a good idea.
Ochsner Community Flu Shot Fairs offer flu shots to the public and will take place in several locations as listed below. At these Flu Shot Fairs, flu shots are only available for persons aged 18+.
9/4/12 to 9/18/12, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 8:30 am - 2 pm
Ochsner Medical Center, Atrium - 1st floor (by kiosk)
9/19/12-10/17/12, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 8:30 am - 2 pm
Ochsner Medical Center, Brent House Atrium - 1st floor
Walk-ins welcome & by appointment
To schedule an appointment call 504-842-6464 or 877-269-6445.
Saturday, 9/22/12, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Ochsner Health Center - Hammond
41676 Veterans Ave., Hammond, LA 70403
Saturday, 9/29, 8 am - 3 pm
Ochsner Health Center - Marrero (Lapalco Blvd.)<BR>Walk-ins welcome & by appointment<BR>To schedule an appointment call 504-842-6464 or 877-269-6445. begin_of_the_skype_highlighting
Saturday, 10/20/2012, 8 am - 12 pm
Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital
To schedule an appointment call 985-537-8350.
Saturday, 10/13, 8 am - 12 pm
Ochsner Health Center - Slidell (East Gause Blvd.)
For more information, call 985-639-3777. begin_of_the_skype_highlighting
Ochsner Health Center - Covington
Flu shots are available during clinic hours.
Walk-ins welcome. No appointment required.
For more information, call 985-875-2828. begin_of_the_skype_highlighting
Ochsner Primary Care physicians also offer flu shots by appointment.
To schedule an appointment:
- Call your doctor
- Call 1-866-OCHSNER
Ochsner Health System accepts most major insurance providers. Please have your insurance card with you. Private payments are accepted as uncovered costs are the responsibility of the patient.
At Ochsner, we're committed to the health of our patients. It is our priority to ensure access to the flu vaccine to help prevent the spread of the seasonal flu.
Visit our website at www.ochsner.org/flushots to learn more about flu shots and for answers to frequently asked questions.
Ochsner Health System is southeast Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, multi-specialty, healthcare delivery system with eight hospitals and 38 health centers in Louisiana. Ochsner has been named the Consumer Choice for Healthcare in New Orleans for 16 consecutive years and is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a “Best Hospital” across 11 specialty categories. Ochsner employs more than 13,000 employees, over 850 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties and conducts over 300 clinical research trials annually. Ochsner Health System is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.