Monkeypox is a potentially serious viral illness that typically involves flu-like symptoms, swelling of the lymph nodes and a rash that includes bumps that are initially filled with fluid before scabbing over. Illness could be confused with a sexually transmitted infection like syphilis or herpes, or with chickenpox. Most infections last two to four weeks.

Kids COVID-19 Vaccines

Like car seats, COVID vaccines are PROVEN LIFESAVERS

Children aged 6 months and up are now eligible to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine.

COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has endorsed the use of updated COVID-19 boosters for anyone 12 years and older, following its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices' (ACIP) recommendation and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) emergency use authorization.

LDH Business Plan

Together: Building a Stronger LDH and a Healthier Louisiana, our business plan for state fiscal year Fiscal Year 2022, defines how the Louisiana Department of Health will measurably improve its programs, services, and outcomes in the upcoming year.

Medicaid Information

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