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Covid-19 Vaccination News

October 14, 2022
CDC and LDH recommend everyone stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccination. You are considered up to date if you have completed a primary series and received the most recent booster dose recommended for you by CDC. CDC recommends that people:
October 06, 2022
The Louisiana Department of Health's (LDH) Office of Public Health (OPH) in Southwest Louisiana (Region 5) will host a drive-thru flu vaccination clinic at our Calcasieu Parish Health Unit (PHU) on October 10 to encourage everyone to get their flu shot. COVID-19 vaccines, both the primary series and the COVID-19 bivalent booster, as well as the monkeypox vaccine, will also be available.
September 23, 2022
Health officials urge the public to stay up to date on their vaccines
September 02, 2022
These updated boosters offer continued protection against the original strain, while also offering better protection against the BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron variants, which represent over 90% of currently circulating virus.
August 17, 2022
The Louisiana Department of Health's (LDH) Office of Public Health (OPH) Region 2 along with its community partners is hosting a free COVID-19 vaccination event for anyone six months and older at BREC's Liberty Lagoon, 111 Lobdell Ave., in Baton Rouge.
July 26, 2022
Unlike the mRNA vaccines developed by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, the Novavax vaccine is a protein-based shot.
July 21, 2022
The fun-filled event will take place from 4-8 p.m. at the Where Y'Art Works gallery located at 1901 Royal St. in New Orleans.
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.
June 18, 2022
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) welcomes the recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration to begin offering the COVID vaccine to all children ages 6 months and up.
June 09, 2022
This is a virtual session bringing together Louisianans who have engaged in COVID-19 outreach, education, and vaccination efforts to share what has worked and not worked, discuss best practices, and ideas for the future.