The LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing and the LSU Healthcare Network are teaming up to offer flu shots to LSU Health New Orleans faculty, staff, and students again this year. The immunizations will be given on Wednesday, October 6, Thursday, October 7, Friday, October 8 and Thursday, October 14 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm on the 1st floor of the Lions Building – 2020 Gravier Street.
Walk-ups are NOT allowed. You must pre-register prior to your arrival, and you must schedule an appointment via the online scheduler at the link below. Please correctly enter your health insurance information when scheduling your flu vaccine. This will expedite you through onsite check-in.
On the date of your appointment, please bring –
- A valid driver’s license and your LSUHSC ID
- Health insurance card
- Completed consent form (attached)
With insurance, there should be no out-of-pocket cost. The flu shot is covered 100% by almost all insurance plans. Without insurance, there will be a $25 charge for those under age 65 (regular dose) and a $60 charge for those older than 65 (high dose), payable by credit card only at the time of the visit. If you have any questions regarding the flu vaccine, please call the Campus Health Clinic at 504-412-1995, or you can email email@example.com. If you have trouble using the online registration application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated every flu season. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for your body to develop an immune response. In the United States, influenza season usually begins in October. Vaccination is especially important for people at higher risk of severe influenza and their close contacts, including health care personnel and close contacts of children younger than six months.
COVID-19 and FLU
We will also be administering COVID-19 vaccines on the 1st floor of the Lions building on 10/6, 10/7 and 10/14. According to the CDC, you can receive a COVID-19 vaccine and a flu vaccine at the same visit. While limited data exist on giving COVID-19 vaccines with other vaccines, including flu vaccines, experience with giving other vaccines together has shown the way our bodies develop protection and possible side effects are generally similar whether vaccines are given alone or with other vaccines.
If you have concerns about getting both vaccines at the same time, you should speak with a health care provider. Additional information on the 2021-2022 flu season can be found on the CDC Flu FAQ website HERE.
Appointments for a 1st, 2nd and 3rd/Booster doses can be scheduled online via the LSU Healthcare Network. Click the following link to schedule a COVID vaccine appointment: LSUHN COVID Vaccine Scheduling