NEW ORLEANS – It’s time to roll up your sleeves for an annual flu shot as September marks the beginning of flu season. On Saturday, September 23, 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, September 23|
|8 a.m. – 3 p.m.||Ochsner Center for Primary Care and Wellness
1401 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121
|8 a.m. – 2 p.m.||Ochsner Community Health – Brees Family Center
5950 Bullard Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70128
|8 a.m. – 2 p.m.||Ochsner Health Center – Covington
1000 Ochsner Blvd.
Covington, LA 70433
|8 a.m. – 2 p.m.||Ochsner Health Center – Slidell
2750 E. Gause Blvd.
Slidell, LA 70461
|8 a.m. – 2 p.m.||Ochsner Health Center – St. Bernard
8050 West Judge Perez
Chalmette, LA 70043
|8 a.m. – 2 p.m.||Ochsner Medical Center – West Bank Campus
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA 70056
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.
About Ochsner Health
Ochsner Health is an integrated healthcare system with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate. Celebrating more than 80 years of service, it leads nationally in cancer care, cardiology, neurosciences, liver and kidney transplants and pediatrics, among other areas. Ochsner is consistently named both the top hospital and top children’s hospital in Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report. The not-for-profit organization is inspiring healthier lives and stronger communities through its Healthy State initiative, a bold and collaborative plan to realize a healthier Louisiana. Its focus is on preventing diseases and providing patient-centered care that is accessible, affordable, convenient and effective. Ochsner Health pioneers new treatments, deploys emerging technologies and performs groundbreaking research, including 4,000 patients enrolled in 685 clinical studies in 2022. It has more than 37,000 employees and over 4,700 employed and affiliated physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties. It operates 46 hospitals and more than 370 health and urgent care centers across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Gulf South; and its cutting-edge Connected Health digital medicine program is caring for patients beyond its walls. In 2022, Ochsner Health treated more than 1.4 million people from every state and 62 countries. As Louisiana’s top healthcare educator of physicians, Ochsner Health and its partners educate thousands of healthcare professionals annually. To learn more, visit https://www.ochsner.org/.