Public Health

December 08, 2022
With COVID-19 cases on the rise and flu at its highest level in five years, the Louisiana Department of Health reminds residents to make sure they and their loved ones are up to date on their vaccines and boosters ahead of holiday gatherings.
November 18, 2022
Louisiana's prevalence of diabetes is higher than the national average
November 17, 2022
The Rural Health Scholars Program is part of LDH's Fiscal Year 2022 business plan strategy to diversify the state’s health workforce and improve patient experiences. LDH will further build upon this work in Fiscal Year 2023.
November 16, 2022
As flu cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in the Southeast, the Louisiana Department of Health urges the public to get vaccinated to ensure protection during peak flu season and the approaching holidays.
November 15, 2022
Vaccines are available at no cost to individuals. However, if you have insurance, bring your insurance card for billing purposes. Any existing COVID-19 vaccine card will be updated.
November 15, 2022
The Louisiana Department of Health’s (LDH) Office of Public Health (OPH) through the LSU Health-Shreveport vaccination team will provide free flu and COVID-19 vaccinations from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, November 19 at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church's Health Fair and Vaccine Event, 4670 Lakeshore Drive, Shreveport.
November 09, 2022
Free flu vaccinations will be available from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 12 at Ease on Down to Health Care in Lida Benton Park, 3317 Lee Avenue, Monroe.
October 31, 2022
FY 2023 plan addresses preventative health, workforce expansion and diversification, transparency and accountability, and many more health issues facing Louisianans
October 25, 2022
The Northwest Louisiana Office of Public Health will also offer COVID-19 vaccines and bivalent boosters at its parish health units on Friday, October 28 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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:
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