Flu Vaccination Day
December 13, 2018
According to Centers for Disease Prevention and Control data, Louisiana is among the states with the highest levels of flu activity so far this season. Because of this, the Louisiana Department of Health is encouraging people to not delay in getting a flu shot.
The flu vaccine is readily available for both children and adults throughout the state, and the Louisiana Department of Health has scheduled a one-day vaccination event to make it easy to get a shot. On Thursday, December 13 from 2 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., no cost flu shots will be available at parish health units in all regions of the state.
Select an area of the map below, to find a participating health unit near you.
Flu Shot Facts
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Louisiana Department of Heath recommend a yearly flu shot for everyone over six months of age who does not have a complicating condition, such as a prior allergic reaction to the flu shot.
A flu shot is especially crucial for people who may be at higher risk for serious complications. This includes babies and young children, pregnant women, people with chronic health conditions and people 65 years and older.
The flu shot is safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women, who can pass on antibodies to their babies that will help protect them. The flu shot starts to offer partial protection immediately, but takes about two weeks to offer full protection.
Visit ldh.la.gov/fighttheflu for more information and resources.
While receiving your flu shot, inquire about other vaccinations that you may need.