Baptist DeSoto to host free flu vaccine drive-thru


SOUTHAVEN, Miss. –Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto 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 at 7601 Southcrest Parkway on Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

“We are pleased to offer free flu vaccines to our community again this year,” said Brian Hogan, CEO and administrator of Baptist DeSoto. “The flu shot is key to preventing serious illness and extreme symptoms caused by the flu.”

No appointments are necessary, and attendees can arrive as early as 3:30 p.m. for the drive-thru only event. The drive-thru line will start on the north side of the hospital.

Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto is a 339-bed hospital that offers a full range of quality inpatient and outpatient medical and health care services, including women’s, diagnostic, surgical and rehabilitation, as well as open-heart surgery and other cardiovascular services. Baptist DeSoto has an expanded emergency department and an obstetrical emergency department. The American College of Cardiology has accredited the hospital as a chest pain center and for heart failure and its cath lab. Baptist DeSoto has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines — Stroke GOLD PLUS With Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite Achievement Award. The hospital received the 2021 QUEST Hero Award for its exemplary efforts to promote patient care and safety during COVID-19. For more information, please call 662-772-4000 or visit>