Immunizations

May 03, 2019
With the number of reported measles cases reaching the highest point this century, officials with the Louisiana Department of Health are urging people to get vaccinated. The United States is currently experiencing its worst outbreak of measles since the disease was considered eliminated in 2000, and the worst in 25 years. So far, over 700 people in 22 states have contracted the illness. They were all unvaccinated.
February 07, 2019
An increase in measles cases in the U.S. has been identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Although cases of Measles have not yet spread to Louisiana, we want clinicians to be on the lookout. Measles is still common in many parts of the world, including some countries in Europe, Asia, the Pacific, and Africa.
December 18, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health has declared an outbreak of hepatitis A in the state. Although most of the recent cases have been reported in Morehouse Parish, cases have been reported in other parts of the state.
December 12, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health will be holding a special one-day flu vaccination promotion on Thursday, December 13 from 2 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at various parish health units around the state. These vaccinations are available at no cost to the patient and allow people an easy way to get flu shots.
December 05, 2018
The flu vaccine is readily available for both children and adults throughout the state at healthcare providers and community pharmacies. In addition, the Louisiana Department of Health is making flu shots available at parish health units to allow people an easy way to get flu shots at no cost to the patient. A special one-day flu shot promotion will be held Thursday, December 13 from 2 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
October 15, 2018
With flu season starting, the Louisiana Department of Health is scheduling flu vaccination days in central Louisiana throughout October. These clinics will allow people to come in and get a flu shot at little or no cost to the patient.
October 10, 2018
With flu season starting, the Louisiana Department of Health is scheduling flu vaccination days to be held throughout the state. These one-day clinics will allow people to come in and get a flu shot at little or no cost to the patient.
May 11, 2018
Louisiana state health officials are investigating a confirmed case of measles in New Orleans. The illness was confirmed through laboratory testing in New Orleans resident who recently traveled out of the country. This case is not related to a positive measles case reported earlier in April of this year. In both cases, the individuals were not vaccinated.
April 09, 2018
Louisiana state health officials are investigating a confirmed case of measles in New Orleans. The illness was confirmed through laboratory testing in a recent traveler from Europe to New Orleans.
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.