Published on January 06, 2010

Baptist DeSoto Offers Free H1N1 Vaccines to the Community

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. - Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto will give free H1N1 vaccines to individuals 10 and older at a community flu event on Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 3:30-8 p.m.

 "We want to provide free H1N1 vaccinations to the public as another way to give back to the community and keep high-quality care our top priority," said Walter Grace, assistant administrator at Baptist DeSoto.  "At the event, flu information will be given to further educate everyone on H1N1. Since pregnant women are at high-risk, they will be able to receive education specific to them at the information table, and we will also have nurses available to answer any questions."

Participants should enter the North Entrance of Baptist DeSoto and will receive their vaccine in the DeSoto Rooms after signing a consent form.

Baptist DeSoto is a 339-bed hospital that offers diagnostic, surgical and rehabilitation services. In 2001, the hospital completed an expansion project that nearly doubled its size, expanded its labor and delivery services and added open-heart surgery and radiation therapy. In April 2001, the Baptist DeSoto Outpatient Diagnostic Center and Women's Center opened, which houses DeSoto County's first open MRI, mammography services and other diagnostic tools. In November 2006, Baptist DeSoto opened a new, 11-story tower, featuring all-private rooms, expanded operating suites and a new emergency room. For more information about Baptist DeSoto, please call 662-772-4000 or visit

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