NEW ALBANY, MISS., September 28, 2020– Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County, located at 200 Hwy 30 West, will provide free flu vaccines for those 18 years and older on Tuesday, October 6 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Due to COVID-19, this year’s event will be drive-thru only in the hospital’s parking lot.
“As part of our commitment to keeping our community safe, we are pleased to be able to provide free flu shots this year,” said James Grantham, CEO and administrator of Baptist Union County. “It is recommended that you get a flu shot annually. However, this year it is especially important to get vaccinated because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.”
This year more than ever, during the pandemic, it is even more crucial for everyone—especially the elderly—to get a flu shot. It’s the best way to avoid getting the flu, which could keep you out of the hospital during the busy fall and winter months.
Vehicles can start lining up at 1:30 p.m., and participants will need to enter through the designated area from the front entrance of the hospital. Participants need to remain in their vehicles and complete a brief consent form. Vehicles will exit out onto Oxford Road. For more information, please call 662-538-2613.
Baptist Union County offers a variety of services, including adult and pediatric inpatient care, maternity, surgery, a 24-hour emergency department and diagnostics. The hospital also has 3D mammography, TeleHealth services and an eICU. Baptist Union County has an excellent reputation for providing quality care and recently earned an “A” Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group. Most notably, Baptist Union County earned five stars from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for the hospital’s quality, outcomes, safety and patient satisfaction. The Chartis Center for Rural Health also recognized the hospital as one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the country.
For more information about Baptist Union County, please call 662-538-7631 or visit unioncounty.baptistonline.org.
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