Step 1 – Get Your flu shotCDC Recommends a flu vaccine as the best way to protect against the flu.
- The flu vaccine protects against three or four different influenza viruses, depending on which vaccine you get.
- Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors' visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations.
- Vaccination is particularly important for people at high risk for serious flu-related complications and their close contacts. (People at high risk include infants, pregnant women, kids and adults with chronic medical conditions like asthma, diabetes or heart disease, and adults ages 65 and older.)
The vaccine is being offered to the public at select locations. Please continue to check back on this page for availability. The following retail locations and public health-sponsored sites currently have the vaccine.
- Parish Public Health Units
- School Health Clinics
- Federally-Qualified Health Centers
- Rural Health Clinics
- Vaccine Locations
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