Public Health

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 15, 2017
The Office of Public Health, Region 5, announced today it is temporarily relocating services and staff from the Jefferson Davis Parish Health Unit in Jennings to the health unit in Allen Parish. The temporary relocation is being done to allow for maintenance, inspections and repairs at the facility.
November 13, 2017
The Louisiana Department of Health has received a $550,000 grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to strengthen its congenital syphilis activities and initiatives.
November 09, 2017
With flu season starting, the Louisiana Department of Health reminds all residents of the importance of getting an annual flu vaccine.
November 08, 2017
With flu season starting, the Louisiana Department of Health is holding a flu vaccination clinic in Crowley on Thursday, Nov. 9. The flu causes approximately 500 deaths and nearly 3,000 hospitalizations each year in Louisiana.
November 02, 2017
With flu season starting, the Louisiana Department of Health is holding a flu vaccination clinic in Lake Charles on Tuesday, Nov. 7. The flu causes approximately 500 deaths and nearly 3,000 hospitalizations each year in Louisiana.