Oct. 4, 2012
-- [HAMMOND, La.]--North Oaks Health System wants to help you beat the flu with “little stick” this year. Flu vaccines are now available at North Oaks Walk-In Clinics in Hammond, Ponchatoula and Walker, and no appointment is necessary.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), getting vaccinated every year is the single best way to protect against the flu virus.
Individuals with chronic medical conditions, such as asthma, diabetes and lung disease, are at greater risk of getting the flu and should be vaccinated. Vaccination is especially important for pregnant women, senior adults, young children and those who live with or care for high-risk individuals.
Flu shots are available for children and adults, ages 9 years and older. The cash price is $32, and cash, checks, credit cards and most insurances are accepted. For clinic locations and hours of operation, visit https://www.northoaks.org/flu
For more information about the flu virus and vaccination, visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov or Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals website at www.flula.com.