Local clinic combatting record flu season with free vaccinations

Monday, January 7, 2013 - 6:19pm

Flu season has arrived in Louisiana and already a record number of cases have been reported. To combat an outbreak of this serious disease, Stanocola Clinic is offering free flu shots with a tour of its facility. Stanocola Clinic is located at 16777 Medical Center Drive on the campus of the Ochsner Health Center in Baton Rouge.

Stanocola Clinic is a full service health clinic. Initially founded as the Stanocola Employees Medical and Hospital Association in 1924, Stanocola Clinic has long been a presence in the Baton Rouge community. Stanocola offers the convenience of same day appointments with many onsite services including primary care, specialists, X-rays mammograms and blood work. Stanocola Clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Every year more than 200,000 are hospitalized for seasonal flu symptoms in the United States. The flu can affect anyone, but certain groups of the population are more susceptible than others. Senior citizens, young children and pregnant women are especially at risk. Flu can also lead to serious complications ranging from sinus infections to life-threatening pneumonia.

To find out more information about getting your free flu shot, please visit www.stanocola.com or call (225) 926-7200.


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