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Drive-up flu shot events happening across the area this week

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, file photo, a patient receives an influenza vaccine in...
FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, file photo, a patient receives an influenza vaccine in Mesquite, Texas. Amid all the focus on COVID-19 vaccinations, U.S. health experts have another plea: Don’t skip your flu shot. With U.S. schools and businesses reopened, international travel resuming and far less masking this fall, flu is likely to make a comeback.(Source: AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
Published: Oct. 18, 2021 at 7:07 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 18, 2021 at 7:18 AM EDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Baton Rouge General is teaming up with the YMCA for Flu Shot Week, bringing drive-thru flu shot events to the community starting Monday, Oct. 18 through Saturday, Oct. 23.

Officials said 3 and up are welcome, and flu shots are free with most insurances. Non-insurance payment options are also available. Please bring a valid photo ID and insurance card, and remember to wear a mask.

Flu Shot Week dates and locations:

  • Monday, October 18: 8-11 a.m. (Americana YMCA, 4200 Liberty Way, Zachary)
  • Tuesday, October 19: 8-11 a.m. (C.B. Pennington Jr. YMCA, 15550 Old Hammond Hwy., BR)
  • Wednesday, October 20: 8-11 a.m. (ExxonMobil YMCA, 7717 Howell Blvd., BR)
  • Thursday, October 21: 3-6 p.m. (A.C. Lewis YMCA, 350 S. Foster Dr., BR)
  • Friday, October 22: 8-11 a.m. (Dow Westside YMCA, 3688 Sugar Plantation Pkwy., Addis)
  • Saturday, October 23: 8-11 a.m. (Paula G. Manship YMCA, 8100 YMCA Plaza Dr., BR)

For more information, call (225) 763-4500.

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