Baton Rouge— In order to help parents prepare their children for school and daycare this fall, the Louisiana Department of Health --- Office of Public Health, through its Shots for Tots program, is holding a statewide open immunization effort throughout the state. The Shots for Tots program mission is to have every child up to date on his or her immunizations by age two.

This effort is set to begin Thursday, July 31 and continue through Saturday, August 2, in community health clinics in all regions of the state. While children are the primary focus of the program, adults also may get any necessary immunizations that they are lacking such as adult tetanus or other immunizations required to enter post-secondary institutions.

The program has the added benefit of helping state and local health officials test each region’s ability to mass vaccinate large numbers of people. Mass vaccinations could be needed in the case of a large disease outbreak where the public would need to be protected, such as tetanus after a flood. Funding for this program is made possible by a grant from the CDC to increase the level of biopreparedness and emergency response in Louisiana.

During the three days of the program, parents may bring children to parish health units and clinics across the state to get their immunizations without an appointment. For the past three years, the state has worked to get every child entered into the Links system that allows private physicians, hospitals and parish health units to track the immunization status of children from birth. This new system helps ensure that all children are properly vaccinated and in the event of a public health emergency, helps health officials know who has been immunized against each disease.

For more information on the program and planned drill, please contact your parish health unit, or go

Immunization Program Hours are as follows:
Thursday, July 31: 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Friday, August 1: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 2: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
Parents are encouraged to bring their child’s shot record.

Locations in the Lake Charles Area:

Calcasieu – Lake Charles Health Unit
3236 Kirkman St., Lake Charles
(337) 478-6020

Calcasieu – Sulphur Health Unit
201 Edgar St., Sulphur
(337) 478-6020

Allen – Oakdale Health Unit 
145 Hospital Dr., Oakdale
(318) 335-114

Beauregard – DeRidder Health Unit
216 Evangeline St., DeRidder
(337) 463-4486

Cameron – Cameron Health Unit
107 Recreation Ln., Cameron
(337) 775-5368

Jeff Davis – Jennings Health Unit
403 Baker St., Jennings
(337) 824-2193

The following sites are private partner sites that will also be participating in the drill. They will only be offering immunizations on Thursday and Friday. 

DeQuincy Medical Associates
124 W. Fourth St., DeQuincy
(337) 786-5007
Open Thursday and Friday Only
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Will charge a $10 fee for immunizations
By appointment only.

Oberlin Medical Clinic
616 Court St., Oberlin
(337) 639-4390
Open Thursday and Friday Only
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
No charge for the immunizations
No appointment necessary

Locations in the Greater New Orleans Area:

   Jefferson Parish Health Unit
   1858 Ames Blvd., Marrero
    (504) 838-5100

Jefferson Parish Health Unit
111 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie
 (504) 838-5100

   St. Bernard Parish Health Unit
   2712 Palmisano Blvd., Bldg. C, Chalmette
   (504) 278-7410

 Ida Hymel Health Clinic
1111 Newton Street, Algiers
(504) 364-2023

   Katherine Benson Health Clinic
   2242 N. Claiborne Avenue, New Orleans
   (504) 941-4436

 Mandeville-Detiege Health Clinic
 7901 Palm Street, New Orleans
 (504) 483-2505

   Plaquemines Health Department 
   3706 Main Street, Belle Chasse
   (504) 394-3510

 Plaquemines Medical Center
 374 Civic Drive, Port Sulphur
 (985) 564-3344

Locations in the Lafayette Area:

Acadia Parish Health Unit
530 W. Mill St., Crowley
(337) 788-7507

Evangeline Parish Health Unit
1010 W. LaSalle St., Ville Platte
(337) 363-1135

Iberia Parish Health Unit 
121 West Pershing St., New Iberia
(337) 373-0021

Lafayette Parish Health Unit
220 W. Willow St., Bldg. A, Lafayette
(337) 262-5616

St. Landry Parish Health Unit
308 W. Bloch St., Opelousas
(337) 948-0220 

St. Landry Parish Health Unit
131 City Ave., Eunice
(337) 457-2767

St. Martin Parish Health Unit
303 W. Port St., St. Martinville
(337) 394-3097

Vermillion Parish Health Unit
401 South St. Charles St., Abbeville
(337) 893-1443

The following private partner sites will also be participating in the program. They will have independent hours during the drill and may be charging a small fee. Appointments are recommended at these sites and can be made by calling these sites directly. 

Health Unit – Sunset Branch
178 Highway 93, Sunset
(337) 662-5260
Thursday and Friday Only;
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. both days; no fee.

Breaux Bridge Health Unit
1555 Gary Drive, Breaux Bridge
(337) 332-2857
Thursday and Friday Only; 8:00 a.m. –
4:30 p.m. both days; a $10 fee will be charged 

Acadia Parish Community Clinic – Rayne
200 Frog Festival Drive, Rayne
(337) 334-2153
Thursday 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and
Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Only; no fee.


Locations in the Florida Parishes Area: 

Livingston Parish Health Unit
20140 Iowa Street, Livingston
(225) 686-7017 

St. Helena Parish Health Unit
N. 2nd Street, Greensburg
(225) 222-6178

St. Tammany Parish Health Unit
520 Old Spanish Trail, Ste. 100, Slidell
(985) 646-6445 

Tangipahoa Parish Health Unit
330 West Oak, Amite
(985) 748-2020 

Tangipahoa Parish Health Unit
15481 W. Club Deluxe Road, Hammond
(985) 543-4165

Washington Parish Health Unit
1104 Bene Street, Franklinton
(985) 839-5646 

Washington Parish Health Unit
626 Carolina Avenue, Bogalusa
(985) 732-6615 


The following site is a private partner site that will also be participating in the drill. They will only be offering immunizations on Thursday and Friday and will be charging a small fee. Appointments are available at this site and are recommended for those who do not wish to wait. 

St. Tammany Parish Wellness Center
1505 N. Florida
Covington, LA 70433
(985) 871-6030
Thursday and Friday Only
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. both days
$10 fee covers all shots
Appointments Recommended


 Locations in the Central Louisiana Area:

Avoyelles Parish Health Unit
657 Government St., Marksville
(318) 253-4528

Catahoula Parish Health Unit
406 Third St., Jonesville
(318) 339-8352 

Concordia Parish Health Unit
905 Mickey Gilley Ave., Ferriday
(318) 757-8632 

Grant Parish Health Unit
513 Eighth St., Colfax
(318) 627-3133

La Salle Parish Health Unit
3048 N. First St, Jena
(318) 992-4842

Rapides Parish Health Unit
5604 A Coliseum Blvd., Alexandria
(318) 487-5282 

Vernon Parish Health Unit
406 W Fertitta Blvd, Leesville
(337) 238-6410

Winn Parish Health Unit
301 W. Main St, Winnfield
(318) 628-2148

Locations in the Greater Baton Rouge Area:

Ascension Parish Health Unit
901 Catalpa, Donaldsonville
(225) 474-2004

East Baton Rouge Parish Health Unit
353 N. 12th St., Baton Rouge
(225) 242-4862

East Feliciana Parish Health Unit
12080 Marston St., Clinton
(225) 683-8551

Iberville Parish Health Unit
24705 Plaza Dr., Suite A, Plaquemine
(225) 687-9021

Pointe Coupee Parish Health Unit
282 B. Hospital Rd., New Roads
(225) 638-7320 

West Baton Rouge Parish Health Unit
685 Louisiana Ave., Port Allen
(225) 342-7525

West Feliciana Parish Health Unit
5154 Burnett Rd., St. Francisville
(225) 635-3644


The following is a private partner site that will also be participating in the drill. They will be open different hours from the other state clinics, but will also not be charging a fee for the immunizations during the period listed below. Appointments are recommended. 

Ascension Parish Health Unit
1024 SE Ascension Complex, Gonzales
(225) 644-4582
Only Open Tuesday, July 29 and Thursday, July 31
7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. both days
Immunizations at no cost

Locations in the Shreveport Area:

Bienville Parish Health Unit
1285 Pine Street, Ste 102, Arcadia
(318) 263-2125 

Webster Parish Health Unit—Minden
1200 Homer Road, Minden
(318) 371-3044

Bossier Parish Health Unit
3022 Old Minden Road, Bossier City
(318) 741-7314 

Webster Parish Health Unit—Springhill
218 First Street N.E, Springhill
(318) 539-4314

Caddo Parish Health Unit
1035 Creswell Avenue, Shreveport
(318) 676-5222 

Claiborne Parish Health Unit
624 W. Main Street, Homer
(318) 927-6127

DeSoto Parish Health Unit
120 McEnery Street, Mansfield
(318) 872-0472 

Natchitoches Parish Health Unit
625 Bienville Street, Natchitoches
(318) 357-3132

Red River Parish Health Unit
2015 Red Oak Road, Coushatta
(318) 932-4087

Sabine Parish Health Unit
1230 W. Louisiana Avenue, Many
(318) 256-4105

Locations in the Houma/Thibodaux/River Parishes Area: 

Assumption Parish Health Unit
158 Highway 1008, Napoleonville
(985) 369-6031

Lafourche Parish Health Unit
2535 Veterans Blvd., Thibodaux
(985) 447-0921

Lafourche Parish Health Unit—Galliano 
133 West 112th Street, Cut Off
(985) 632-5567

St. James Parish Health Unit
29170 Health Unit Street, Vacherie
(225) 265-2181

St. John Parish Health Unit
473 Central Avenue, Reserve
(985) 536-2172 

St. Mary Parish Health Unit
1200 David Drive, Morgan City
(985) 380-2441

Terrebonne Parish Health Unit
600 Polk Street, Houma
(985) 857-3601


The following sites are private partner sites that will also be participating in the drill. Appointments are available by calling these sites and are recommended for those who do not want to wait.

St. Charles Community Health Center
843 Milling Avenue, Luling
(985) 785-2314
Open All Three Days
Same Hours as Health Units
Immunizations Also at No Cost 

Teche Action Board, Inc. / Franklin
1115 Weber Street, Franklin
(337) 828-0102
Call for Appointment


Teche Action Board, Inc. / Dulac
125 Coast Guard Road, Dulac
(985) 563-4446
Call for Appointment 


Locations in the Monroe Area: 

Caldwell Parish Health Unit
501 Collins Road, Columbia
(318) 649-2393 

East Carroll Parish Health Unit
407 Second Street, Lake Providence
(318) 559-2012

Franklin Parish Health Unit
6614 Main Street, Winnsboro
(318) 435-2143

Jackson Parish Health Unit
228 Bond Street, Jonesboro
(318) 259-6601 

Lincoln Parish Health Unit
405 East Georgia Ave., Ruston
(318) 251-4120 

Madison Parish Health Unit
606 Snyder Street, Tallulah
(318) 574-3311  

Morehouse Parish Health Unit
650 School Road, Bastrop
(318) 283-0806

Ouachita Parish Health Unit
1650 DeSiard Street, Monroe
(318) 361-7281  

Richland Parish Health Unit
21 Lynn Gayle Robertson Road, Rayville
(318) 728-4441

Tensas Parish Health Unit
1115 Levee Street, St. Joseph
(318) 766-3515 

Union Parish Health Unit
1002 Marion Hwy., Farmerville
(318) 368-3156

West Carroll Parish Health Unit
402 Beale Street, Oak Grove
(318) 428-9361