According to the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year.
North Oaks Walk-In Clinics in
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 2018-2019 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 primary and specialty clinics in Denham
Springs, Hammond, Livingston, Independence and Walker also are providing
flu shots. 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]. You also may click
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.
To learn more about influenza and flu vaccines, speak with your personal
health care provider or visit the CDC website