Immunization News

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.
May 20, 2022
CDC now recommends children ages 5-11 should receive a booster shot five months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech series.
May 18, 2022
The Louisiana Department of Health today reaffirms its official recommendation that all eligible children receive the COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves and their families.
March 22, 2022
Sites affected include Lafayette Parish Health Unit Clifton Chenier Complex and St. Martin Parish Health Unit.
March 10, 2022
The Louisiana Department of Health has launched its new COVID-19 Support Hotline, which merges the former contact tracing hotline and the COVID-19 vaccine hotline to provide the general public one convenient resource to get their COVID-19 and vaccine questions answered.
February 17, 2022
As Mardi Gras season gets into full swing, the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is sharing guidance with the public on how to celebrate more safely.
February 17, 2022
You can find other testing site locations and hours at or you can call 211 to find a site near you.
February 17, 2022
The Louisiana Department of Health's community-based testing sites at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital and Jennings American Legion Hospital in Southwest Louisiana will close permanently on February 18.
February 16, 2022
The Governor's Office, the Louisiana Department of Health and the CDC still recommend that all people wear masks when they are indoors in public or in a large outdoor crowd while all areas of the state are considered high transmission areas for the coronavirus.