The flu shot is readily available for established patients at Lane Pediatrics and Lane Family Practice. For appointments, call Lane Pediatrics at 658-4070 or Lane Family Practice at 654-3607.
Not an established patient? Flus shots are also available at FASTLane After Hours Urgent Care on a walk-in basis, Monday – Friday from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. FASTLane is located at 19900 Old Scenic Hwy in Zachary.
Last Year's Flu Shot Won't Protect You this Year
Active strains of the influenza virus change from year-to-year, and a new vaccination is needed annually to keep the body's immune response elevated.
The Flu Shot can Reduce Flu Risk by More than Half
While it isn't foolproof, the flu shot does have a pretty impressive historical record of protecting against the flu. The CDC reports that receiving the flu shot can reduce your risk of contracting the virus by up to 60 percent as well as minimizing the symptoms if you do contract it.