Public Health

June 24, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Health will reopen oyster beds in areas 1, 2 and 26-28 beginning at sunrise on Friday, June 25, 2021. They were previously closed due to Tropical Storm Claudette.
June 24, 2021
The Department joins many leading health organizations in recognizing the rare connection between myocarditis or pericarditis and the vaccines in a small fraction of individuals, but emphasizing that the benefits of the vaccines greatly outweigh the risk.
June 21, 2021
All Louisiana residents ages 12 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. A signed parental consent form is required for those younger than 18 to be vaccinated.
June 21, 2021
Residents requiring assistance can call the Bring Back Louisiana COVID-19 vaccine hotline at 1-855-453-0774 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.
June 21, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Health reopened oyster beds in areas 3 to 25 as of sunrise on Sunday, June 20, 2021. Areas 1 and 2 will remain closed due to effects from Tropical Storm Claudette.
June 18, 2021
These shellfish-growing areas will remain closed until state health officials determine the waters are clear and within approved area criteria established by the National Shellfish Sanitation Program.
June 17, 2021
Fourteen vaccinated Louisianans will win scholarships and cash prizes - including one adult who will win $1 million - throughout July as part of the Shot At A Million campaign the state is launching to reward residents who have taken or who choose to get their COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Edwards announced Thursday.
June 16, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Health is hosting this virtual conversation to help answer common questions about the COVID-19 vaccines so families can protect their loved ones and enjoy the summer with confidence.
June 14, 2021
Residents requiring assistance can call the Bring Back Louisiana COVID-19 vaccine hotline at 1-855-453-0774 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.
June 14, 2021
All Louisiana residents ages 12 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. A signed parental consent form is required for those younger than 18 to be vaccinated.
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