The Times Picayune reported yesterday that flu shots are currently available at all parish health units in the New Orleans area to anyone and everyone that wants one. That's hardly the case. As of now, the immunization is only for folks who are considered to be high risk, meaning those over the age of 65. Orleans Parish Health Unit couldnt provide clear answers on when the shots will be open to the masses.
If youd like to avoid spending a miserable week in bed, you still have options aside from obsessive hand washing and avoiding all human contact. Walgreens and CVS are offering single day flu shot clinics, but youll want to show up early to beat the undoubtedly long lines. Or take a little drive to the St. Charles Health Center in Luling, where everyone is eligible for the immunization. In the meantime, keep your hands clean, or get your flu shot at one of the following places:
Orleans Parish Health Unit 3308 Tulane Avenue, Call 826-2560
Currently available for those 65 or older. Call for an appointment. Cost is $10, Medicaid and Medicare accepted.
Jefferson Parish Health Unit 111 N. Causeway, 838-5100
Currently available for those age 65 or older. Call for an appointment. Cost is $10, Medicaid and Medicare accepted.
St. Charles Health Center 843 Milling Avenue Luling, LA 70070, 985-785-2314
Offering flu shots for everyone. Walk in hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-4 pm. Cost is $25, Medicare is the only accepted insurance.
St. Tammany Health Unit 105 Medical Center Drive #101, 985-646-6445
Priority is being given to those 65 and older. Walk in hours are Monday, Thursdays and Fridays from 8 am-11 am and 1pm-3pm. Cost is $10, medicaid and medicare accepted.
CVS Pharmacy flu shot clinics:
Children must be over the age of nine to receive a flu shot. The cost is $30.
4901 Prytania St., 891-1637
November 1st. 10 am-2 pm.
1600 LaPalco Blvd. Harvey, LA, 227-9830
November 3rd. 10 am-2 pm.
3535 Severin Avenue Metarie, LA, 885-9955
November 22. 10 am-2 pm
Walgreens flu shot clinic:
2418 S, Carrollton, 861-5033
November 15th 1 pm-4 pm