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Back-to-School Shots Available at No Cost

Immunizations will be available at health units in the Baton Rouge metro area

Thursday, July 21, 2011  |  Contact: Media & Communications: Phone: 225.342.1532, E-mail: dhhinfo@la.gov

BATON ROUGE -- 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.

Immunization has proven to be a safe and effective way of preventing illnesses and death from many infectious diseases. Having kids vaccinated keeps them healthy and in school and protects other children and even other family members from getting sick. The low cost and high effectiveness of vaccination ensure that every dollar spent on vaccination is repaid many times over because of reduced hospital costs, in addition to lives that remain productive.

Parents or caregivers who take advantage of the no-cost immunizations should bring their children's shot records to the immunization event for updating.

The following health units in the Baton Rouge area will hold back-to-school events at the dates and times noted:

Ascension Parish
Health Unit

Donaldsonville
901 Catalpa Street
Donaldsonville, La. 70346
July 25, 28 and 29, 2011
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
No appointment necessary.
225-474-2004

E. Baton Rouge Parish Health Unit
353 N. 12th Street
Baton Rouge, La. 70802
Aug. 1-5, 2011 and
Aug. 8-12, 2011
8 - 11 a.m. and
1 - 3 p.m.
No appointment necessary.
225-242-4862

E. Feliciana Parish Health Unit
12080 Marston Street
Clinton, La. 70722
Aug. 5, 2011
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
No appointment necessary.
225-683-8551


Iberville Parish Health Unit
24705 Plaza Drive
Plaquemine, La. 70764
July 29, 2011
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
No appointment necessary.
225-687-9021


Pointe Coupee Parish Health Unit
282 B Hospital Road
New Roads, La. 70760
Aug. 5, 2011
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
No appointment necessary.
225-638-7320


W. Baton Rouge Parish Health Unit
685 Louisiana Avenue
Port Allen, La. 70767
July 29, 2011
8 - 11 a.m. and 1 - 3 p.m.
No appointment necessary.
225-342-7525


W. Feliciana Parish Health Unit
5154 Burnett Road
St. Francisville, La. 70775
Aug. 8, 2011
1:30 - 6 p.m.
No appointment necessary.
225-635-3644

 

 

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