Dec. 2: LCMC Health Urgent Care to Offer FREE, Walk-In Flu Shots for Ages 65 and Up

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Due to the success of our earlier free flu shot promotion at our Clearview location, LCMC Health Urgent Care has decided to do a second free flu shot day.  This time flu shots will be offered exclusively to seniors 65 and older.

Physicians say flu season continues to hit Louisiana and the New Orleans area particularly hard and seniors are most at risk for potentially deadly complications should they contract the illness.  LCMC Health Urgent Care is committed to helping our older population stay healthy and hopes offering another one-day free flu shot event will motivate them to protect themselves.  The next free flu shot day will be on Dec. 2 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at any LCMC Health Urgent Care clinic. Locations include Algiers, Clearview, Covington, Gretna, Lakeview and Marrero. Vaccinations will be flu shots for adults 65 and up will be administered while supplies last. Adults must present a picture ID.  No appointment necessary.

According to Medical Director Pat Dennis, “As a group, seniors over the age of 65 are high risk for developing serious complications from the flu.  It’s very important that they get vaccinated.”

Flu vaccinations reduce the risk of getting sick with a potentially serious case of the flu and then spreading it to people around us including older loved ones.

LCMC Health Urgent Care supports residents throughout Jefferson Parish 7 days a week by offering walk-in care for minor conditions requiring prompt medical attention but not considered emergency or life-threatening that include:

  • Ear and eye infections
  • Fever
  • Minor cuts that may need stitches
  • Possible broken bones or simple fractures
  • Minor skin infections
  • Severe sore throat
  • Sprains and strains
  • Vomiting and diarrhea

Whenever you are experiencing a life- or limb-threatening situation, please dial 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

LCMC Health Urgent Care clinics located in Clearview, Gretna, Covington, Algiers, Marrero and Lakeview are modern, state-of-the art facilities equipped with the latest technology including digital x-ray and electronic medical records. LCMC Health Urgent Care is backed by the outstanding resources and reputation of LCMC Health. For more information, visit www.lcmchealthurgentcare.com.

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