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Baton Rouge General Teams Up with A.C. Lewis, Pennington YMCA for Drive-up Flu Shots

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BATON ROUGE, La. – Baton Rouge General Physicians (BRGP) is teaming up with the YMCA to bring drive-up flu shot events to the community. Staff from BRGP’s Family Health Center will administer the vaccine at the A.C. Lewis YMCA in Mid City on December 2 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., and BRGP’s O’Neal Clinic staff will be at the C.B. Pennington Jr. YMCA on December 9 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Ages 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. Free coffee will be available to those receiving flu shots.

BRG hosted drive-up flu events last month at the Americana YMCA, courtesy of BRG’s Zachary family medicine clinic. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop and provide protection against the flu.

The A.C. Lewis YMCA is located at 350 N. Foster Dr., and the Pennington YMCA is located at 15550 Old Hammond Hwy. For more information call (225) 237-1625.

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