Louisiana Department of Health seeing more confirmed flu cases than usual for this time of year, North
Oaks Physician Group is making it easy to get vaccinated.
According to the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated
North Oaks Walk-In Clinics in Hammond and Walker and
North Oaks Primary Care & After Hours Clinic in Ponchatoula are offering the shots for adults and children, age 3 and
older. Most health insurance plans are accepted, and many may cover the
vaccine as a preventive service at no cost to you and covered family members.
To verify acceptance of your plan and preventive service coverage, contact
your insurance provider. Self-pay options also are available at $35 for
ages 6 months to 35 months old and $38 for adults and children, age 3
North Oaks is offering the quadrivalent vaccine, which offers protection
against the four strains of the flu virus projected by the CDC to be most
prevalent for the 2017-2018 season: an influenza A (H1N1) virus, an influenza
A (H3N2) virus and two influenza B viruses. A preservative-free vaccine
option is available at select clinic locations. Call (985) 230-APPT 
or (844) APPT-NOW [277-8669] for more details.
North Oaks Walk-In Clinic in Hammond, located at 1900 S. Morrison Blvd.
(within North Oaks Rehabilitation Hospital), is open on weekdays from
7 a.m.-8 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. North Oaks
Primary Care & After Hours Clinic, located at 530 W. Pine St., Suite
1, is open in Ponchatoula from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. on weekdays and from 8 a.m.-4
p.m. on Saturdays. North Oaks Walk-In Clinic in Walker, located at 28050
Walker S. Road, Suite L, is open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. on weekdays and from
8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays.
In addition, select North Oaks Physician Group primary and specialty clinics
in Denham Springs, Hammond, Livingston, Independence and Walker also are
providing flu shots by appointment. To locate the clinic that best meets
your needs, call North Oaks Physician Group at (985) 230-APPT  or
toll-free at (844) APPT-NOW [277-8669].
Vaccination of high-risk individuals is especially important to decrease
risk of severe flu illness. Vaccination also is important for health care
workers, those who live with or care for high-risk individuals, as well
as caregivers of and those who live with infants younger than 6 months.