LDH News

October 18, 2021
Community flu clinics are open to the public, and walk-ups are welcome. Wear short or loose-fitting sleeves and, if you have it, bring your private insurance, Medicaid or Medicare card. If you are unable to attend this event, the flu shot is currently widely available at doctor's offices, pharmacies and parish health units.
October 12, 2021
Families and pregnant individuals participating in the Louisiana WIC Program will continue to receive extra help with purchasing fruits and vegetables through a Continuing Resolution of the Extending Government Funding and Delivering Emergency Assistance Act.
October 06, 2021
The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) is to obtain competitive proposals from qualified proposers who are interested in coordinating Support Service Provider (SSP) services statewide for DeafBlind consumers for the Louisiana Commission for the Deaf (LCD). A Contract is necessary to inform DeafBlind individuals in Louisiana of the SSP services available, coordinate the provision of high-quality services through Support Service Providers trained to work one-on-one with DeafBlind individuals and inform the continued development and improvement of the SSP program in collaboration with LCD.
October 05, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Health can confirm a COVID-19 outbreak connected to a recent wedding in Abbeville. The Department considers all attendees of this wedding to be exposed to COVID-19 and encourages all attendees to take public health precautions.
October 04, 2021
The child was between the ages of 12 and 17. No further information will be released on this death.
October 04, 2021
The designations recognize consistent application of practices that promote safe, equitable and dignified birth.
October 01, 2021
The child was between the ages of 0 and 4. No further information will be released on this death.
October 01, 2021
Patients must receive the vaccine at participating community-based sites as listed on ShotFor100.com. Anyone receiving their first shot is eligible and may only participate once.
September 28, 2021
"There is no doubt that our COVID-19 situation in Louisiana has improved since the peak of our fourth surge, which was largely driven by the Delta variant, and for that I am deeply grateful," said Gov. Edwards. "Even so, the amount of COVID in Louisiana is still incredibly high, at 243 cases for every 100,000 people, as it is disproportionately driven by transmission in those five to 18 years old.
September 28, 2021
All 14 cases involved mothers who were unvaccinated, and resulted in 6 maternal deaths and 10 fetal deaths.