Public Health

October 24, 2023
Flu vaccines are available at no cost to individuals. However, if you have insurance, bring your insurance card for billing purposes.
October 13, 2023
Updated COVID-19 vaccines that protect against the most common circulating strains of the virus are now available at some parish health units (PHUs) throughout Louisiana, which adds to the supply already available at pharmacies and other locations. State health officials urge residents to take advantage of the best protection against the COVID-19 virus by getting the updated vaccines.
October 06, 2023
The Louisiana Department of Health's Office of Women's Health and Community Health is continuing its "Listen to H.E.R.: Hearing, Empowering, Responding" town hall series, with the next town hall taking place in Lake Charles.
August 28, 2023
Extreme heat and drought have contributed to wildfires throughout Louisiana, which can negatively impact air quality. LDH is urging residents in areas where wildfires are burning or air quality is otherwise poor to take precautions to minimize the impact poor air quality can have on their health.
August 23, 2023
Vaccines will be available from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, August 24 at The Page, 542 N. Rampart St., and at parish health units in the New Orleans area.
August 22, 2023
Tragically, LDH has updated the total number of heat-related deaths to 25 for the months of June, July and August after an extensive examination of data from Louisiana Vital Records.
August 22, 2023
LDH continues to work toward fostering a breastfeeding-friendly environment in Louisiana and improving statewide breastfeeding rates.
August 14, 2023
"This summer, the National Weather Service has issued a record number of excessive heat warnings for Louisiana," said Gov. Edwards. "The Louisiana Department of Health reports that the state has already exceeded the average number of annual heat-related emergency room visits. Additionally, drought conditions and a significant drop in the Mississippi River's water level have added stress on water supplies and agriculture.
August 03, 2023
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 5 at Ouachita Parish Health Unit (PHU), 1650 DeSiard St., Monroe, and is free to attend.
August 02, 2023
The campaign will raise awareness about the importance of immunizations and reverse declining vaccination rates among children.