The Louisiana Department of Health’s (LDH) Office of Public Health (OPH) is preparing residents for flu season by hosting flu vaccine clinics across Region 8 (Northeast). Region 8 serves the parishes of Caldwell, East Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, Tensas, Union and West Carroll.

Flu vaccines are available at no cost to individuals. However, if you have insurance, bring your insurance card for billing purposes.

Additional flu vaccination events will be offered around the region later this fall.


  • Jackson Parish: Wednesday, October 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 228 Bond Street, Jonesboro. Call 318-259-6601 for info/questions. 
  • Union Parish: Friday, October 27 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 1002 Marion Highway, Farmerville. Call 318-368-3156 for info/questions.
  • Ouachita Parish: Friday, October 27 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; 1650 DeSiard Street, Monroe. COVID-19 Bridge Access vaccines and mpox vaccines will also be offered.
  • Morehouse Parish: Friday, October 27 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 650 School Road, Bastrop. Call 318-283-0806 for info/questions.
  • Caldwell Parish: Tuesday, October 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 501 Collins Road, Columbia. Call 318-649-2393 for info/questions.
  • Lincoln Parish: Monday, November 6 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; 405 E. Georgia Avenue, Ruston. Call 318-251-4120 for info/questions.  
  • Richland Parish: Thursday, November 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 21 Lynn Gayle Robertson Road, Rayville. Call 318-728-4441 for info/questions.
By appointment
  • Madison Parish: Tuesday, October 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 123 Bailey Street, Tallulah. Call 318-574-3311 to make an appointment.

Flu vaccine guidance 

CDC and LDH recommend that all individuals ages 6 months and older receive a flu shot by the end of October. The flu shot is particularly encouraged among high-risk populations such as pregnant women, children below the age of 5, adults age 65 and up, and immunocompromised children and adults with chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and asthma.

For more information on CDC guidelines and recommendations for flu vaccinations, visit

For more information on where to find flu and COVID-19 vaccines in Louisiana, visit