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Ochsner Health Hosts Flu Shot Fairs in the Greater New Orleans Region on Saturday, October 21

Ochsner Health Hosts Flu Shot Fairs in the Greater New Orleans Region on Saturday, October 21

NEW ORLEANS – Flu season is here and it’s time to roll up your sleeves for an annual flu shot. On Saturday, October 21, Ochsner Health is offering convenient options to get a flu shot in the Greater New Orleans region with annual drive-thru and walk-up flu fairs for patients ages six months and older. Appointments are preferred. Patients should visit Ochsner.org/flu for more information and call 1-866-OCHSNER or visit MyOchsner.org to book appointments for the whole family.

Remember to bring an ID and insurance card at your scheduled appointment time. The cost of flu shots will vary based on your health insurance. See the below schedule to find an Ochsner flu fair near you.

Saturday, October 21

8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Ochsner Center for Primary Care and Wellness

1401 Jefferson Highway

New Orleans, LA 70121

Drive-thru site

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Ochsner Community Health – Brees Family Center

5950 Bullard Ave.

New Orleans, LA 70128

Walk-in site

8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Ochsner Health Center – East Mandeville

3235 East Causeway Approach

Mandeville, LA 70448

Walk-in site

8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Ochsner Health Center – Kenner

200 West Esplanade Ave.

Kenner, LA 70065

Drive-thru site

8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Ochsner Health Center – Slidell

2750 E. Gause Blvd.

Slidell, LA 70461

Walk-in site

8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Ochsner Health Center – St. Bernard

8050 West Judge Perez

Chalmette, LA 70043

Walk-in site

8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Ochsner Health Center – Tchoupitoulas

5300 Tchoupitoulas St., Suite C2

New Orleans, LA 70115

Walk-in site

8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank Campus

2500 Belle Chasse Highway

Gretna, LA 70056

Drive-thru site

8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

St. Charles Parish Hospital

1057 Paul Maillard Road

Luling, LA 70070

Drive-thru site

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu vaccine prevents millions of illnesses and flu-related doctor visits each year. Additionally, the vaccine has been shown to reduce the risk of severe illness. Individuals ages six months and older are recommended by the CDC to receive an annual age-appropriate flu shot.

Ochsner Health offers four convenient and safe options to get a flu shot:

  • Check out the schedule of upcoming flu fairs and book an appointment online through MyOchsner or call 1-866-OCHSNER.
  • Schedule an appointment with a primary care provider or pediatrician through MyOchsner or call 1-866-OCHSNER.
  • Visit an Ochsner Urgent Care location, which can administer flu shots to adults and children ages six months and older.
  • Visit an Ochsner Pharmacy & Wellness location, which accepts most insurances and can administer flu shots to adults and children ages seven and older. Walk-ins are welcome.

Flu symptoms are typically abrupt and include body aches, fever, chills, cough, sore throat, and nasal congestion. Some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, so testing may be needed to confirm a diagnosis. Patients are encouraged to use Ochsner Connected Anywhere, which connects patients to Ochsner Urgent Care via virtual visits through the MyOchsner app from the comfort of home. Get started today at Ochsner.org/Ochsner-connected-anywhere. Patients can also use the MyOchsner app to access care through an E-Visit with their primary care team or available Ochsner clinicians ensuring a response within two hours.

For scheduling options and tips on staying healthy this flu season, visit Ochsner.org/flu.

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About Ochsner Health

Ochsner Health is the leading nonprofit healthcare provider in the Gulf South, delivering expert care at its 46 hospitals and more than 370 health and urgent care centers. For 13 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has recognized Ochsner as the No. 1 hospital in Louisiana. Additionally, Ochsner Children’s has been recognized as the No. 1 hospital for kids in Louisiana for three consecutive years. Ochsner inspires healthier lives and stronger communities through a combination of standard-setting expertise, quality and connection not found anywhere else in the region. In 2023, Ochsner Health cared for more than 1.5 million people from every state in the nation and 65 countries. Ochsner’s workforce includes more than 38,000 dedicated team members and over 4,700 employed and affiliated physicians. To learn more about how Ochsner empowers people to get well and stay well, visit https://www.ochsner.org/.