Desoto County News

Drive-through flu shot event set for Baptist-DeSoto

Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto, located at 7601 Southcrest Parkway, and DeSoto Community Health Center will provide free flu vaccines for community members 18 years old and older in the hospital’s north parking lot on Tuesday, Oct. 26 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

“We are pleased to offer free flu shots to our community again this year,” said Brian Hogan, CEO and administrator of Baptist-DeSoto. “The flu shot is key to preventing serious illness from the flu. Flu and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but different viruses cause them. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a coronavirus (called SARS-CoV-2) and seasonal flu is caused by infection with one of many influenza viruses that spread annually among people.”

Because of COVID-19, our community flu vaccine event will be drive-thru only. Vehicles can arrive as early as 3:30 p.m., and participants will need to enter on the north side of the hospital and follow the directional signs.

Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven is a 339-bed hospital that offers a full range of quality inpatient and outpatient medical and health care services, including women’s services, diagnostic, surgical and rehabilitation services, as well as open-heart surgery and a number of other cardiovascular services.

Baptist-DeSoto has a recently expanded emergency department and an obstetrical emergency department. The hospital is accredited through the American College of Cardiology for heart failure, its cardiac catheterization lab and as a chest pain center. Baptist-DeSoto has been recognized with a 2021 QUEST Hero Award for exemplary efforts to promote patient care and safety during COVID-19. 

For more information, please call 662-772-4000 or visit

DeSoto County News Service – News Release

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