Today, the Department of Health and Hospitals officially kicked off its annual "Fight the Flu" campaign urging Louisianians in every corner of the state to get a flu vaccination. DHH Secretary Kathy Kliebert reminded residents that a flu shot might be the difference between a happy or miserable holiday season.
Starting this week, parish health units around the state began offering flu vaccinations to all Louisiana residents of age to be vaccinated, the Department of Health and Hospitals announced Monday. In addition to protecting against the seasonal flu, new studies suggest the vaccine may also protect against heart attacks and stroke.
It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week, and the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals today kicked off its annual "Fight the Flu" campaign, reminding Louisiana residents that it’s important for them to protect themselves and their families by getting this year’s influenza vaccine.
News release from Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry on H3N2v strain of flu transmitted in other states from contact with swine at fairs, petting zoos.
Vaccine Information Statements provided by Immunization Action Coalition
To help parents in the Baton Rouge area prepare their children for school and day care this fall and protect them from preventable diseases, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals - Office of Public Health is hosting back-to-school immunization events at parish health units and clinics throughout the area.
If you haven't gotten your flu shot, it's not too late.