Our goal is to eliminate the spread of vaccine preventable diseases by increasing vaccine coverage among Louisiana residents. We administer the program which provides vaccines at no cost to eligible children and teens, ages 0-18, throughout the state. We manage LINKS, Louisiana's immunization information system that providers use to determine and record the vaccinations patients need and receive. The program promotes vaccinations to the public and provides training and resources to vaccination providers, schools, and childcares. We also play a key role in responding to vaccine preventable disease outbreaks.