Public Health

October 19, 2020
No-cost flu shots will be available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, October 21 at the LaSalle Parish Health Unit, 1673 N. 2nd St., Jena, LA 71342.
October 19, 2020
No-cost flu shots will be available from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 20 at the Bunkie Parish Health Unit, 406 Walnut St., Bunkie, LA 71322.
October 15, 2020
With flu season starting in Louisiana and COVID-19 remaining widespread across the state, now is the time to get your annual flu shot. The Office of Public Health has scheduled flu clinics across the state, and flu shots are offered at no cost.
October 15, 2020
With flu season starting, the Louisiana Department of Health is holding a flu vaccination clinic in Lafayette until 5 p.m. today. This year, the flu shot is more important than ever as COVID-19 levels remain high across the state.
October 15, 2020
To aid in Hurricane Delta recovery, the southwestern Louisiana Office of Public Health has added two more COVID-19 mobile test sites to its schedule for next week. Testing will be available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, October 19 through Friday, October 23.
October 14, 2020
Residents are encouraged to take care of their health during this time of recovery. COVID-19 continues to be active in Louisiana as flu season is beginning, and now is not the time to let down your guard.
October 13, 2020
Gov. John Bel Edwards, Louisiana Department of Health Secretary Dr. Courtney Phillips and Department of Children and Family Services Secretary Marketa Walters got their annual flu shots on Wednesday at Our Lady of the Lake’s North Baton Rouge Clinic.
October 09, 2020
Using a generator safely is a matter of life and death following a storm that causes widespread power outages. In the first week after Hurricane Laura struck southwest Louisiana, almost half of the storm-related deaths (9 out of 20) were due to carbon monoxide poison produced by a gasoline-powered portable generator.
October 09, 2020
This blog post was originally published in July 2019 as Hurricane Barry approached Louisiana. With 2020's especially active hurricane season, we are sharing it again with updated resources and information on COVID-19 and flu season.
October 07, 2020
With Hurricane Delta projected to make landfall in Louisiana on Friday, the Region 5 Office of Public Health is suspending some services beginning Thursday, October 8 until further notice.
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