Family Health

June 20, 2022
All Louisiana children ages 6 months and up are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, following the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) accepting the recommendation of its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorization of the three-dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and the two-dose Moderna vaccine.
May 27, 2022
As Memorial Day approaches, the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is sharing guidance to help families enjoy a safe holiday weekend.
May 20, 2022
CDC now recommends children ages 5-11 should receive a booster shot five months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech series.
May 10, 2022
Families are reporting difficulty finding infant formula in stores throughout the state.
May 05, 2022
This Mother's Day, the Louisiana Department of Health is proud to announce the statewide cesarean delivery rate among the vast majority of Louisiana hospitals in 2021 fell to 28.5%, from 33%, in large part thanks to the work of Louisiana hospitals participating in the Department's Safe Births Initiative.
April 12, 2022
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) announced its intent to contract with the following Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) broker after completing the review of proposals: MediTrans LLC.
March 30, 2022
Following the Food and Drug Administration's authorization, people 50 years old and above and people 12 years old and above with moderate or severe immunosuppression are now eligible for a second booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines. The second booster dose should be given at least 4 months after administration of one's first booster dose.
March 09, 2022
The Birth Ready Designation is a system that reinforces and ensures birthing facilities are implementing best practices to improve readiness for addressing the leading causes of maternal deaths.
February 21, 2022
LA WIC has issued guidance, available at LouisianaWIC.org, for WIC participants impacted by a recall of powdered infant formula following the FDA's advisory.
May 25, 2021
Louisiana experienced a 60% increase in the number of infant and child drownings (ages 0-14), from 15 in 2019 to 24 in 2020.
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