Flu

August 27, 2018
The flu is a disease of the body’s breathing system, including the nose, throat and lungs. Flu is short for “influenza.” The flu is caused by a virus. In the South, the yearly flu season usually begins in the winter and lasts through March. Flu that occurs every winter season is called “seasonal flu.”
August 27, 2018
Pneumococcal disease is an illness caused by bacteria (germs) that can infect the lungs (pneumonia), the blood (bacteremia), and the membrane that covers the brain (meningitis).
August 27, 2018
The flu, also known as influenza, is more dangerous than the common cold for children and poses a serious threat to the health and well-being of children and their families each year.
February 14, 2018
Due to widespread flu activity remaining throughout Louisiana, the Louisiana Department of Health will continue to offer flu vaccines at no cost at Parish Health Units across the state while supplies last. The vaccine is available to anyone who has not yet received a vaccine this flu season.
February 05, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health will continue to offer flu vaccines at no cost at parish health units across the state until Monday, February 12, 2018. The vaccine is available to anyone who has not yet received a vaccine this flu season.
January 25, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health is offering flu vaccines at no cost at more than 55 Parish Health Units across the state on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, from 1 – 4:30 p.m. The vaccine is available to anyone who has not received a vaccine this flu season. 
January 03, 2018
Louisiana is seeing widespread and early flu activity. According to the CDC, Louisiana is among the states with the highest confirmed illness through symptoms and laboratory surveillance.
November 30, 2017
With flu season underway, the Louisiana Department of Health is holding a flu vaccination clinic in Baton Rouge on Saturday, Dec. 2. The flu causes approximately 500 deaths and nearly 3,000 hospitalizations each year in Louisiana.
November 27, 2017
With flu season underway, the Louisiana Department of Health is holding a flu vaccination clinic in Amite on Tuesday, Nov. 28. The flu causes approximately 500 deaths and nearly 3,000 hospitalizations each year in Louisiana.
November 09, 2017
With flu season starting, the Louisiana Department of Health reminds all residents of the importance of getting an annual flu vaccine.