Public Health

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.
September 02, 2022
The Cameron Parish Health Unit will be housed in the Cameron Parish Police Jury building at 148 Smith Circle, Room 149.
August 31, 2022
The Louisiana Department of Health today announced it is now able to expand eligibility for JYNNEOS, the monkeypox vaccine, thanks to increased supply.
August 30, 2022
The Health Hub will be located at the main North Rampart Street entrance of Louis Armstrong Park (801 N. Rampart St.), conveniently located near the French Quarter where many Southern Decadence events and activities will occur.
August 30, 2022
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) Office of Public Health (OPH) Region 4 (Acadiana) has monkeypox vaccines available at its parish health units.
August 26, 2022
The Louisiana Department of Health, the East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor's Office and other community partners are hosting a series of monkeypox and COVID-19 vaccination events in Baton Rouge, starting Saturday, August 27.
August 24, 2022
The Louisiana Department of Health's (LDH) Office of Public Health (OPH) has confirmed one human case of the potentially deadly neuroinvasive West Nile disease in Acadiana (Region 4). This is the first reported case in Acadiana since 2018.
August 18, 2022
Among the cases included in today's demographic analysis, approximately 95% have occurred in males.
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.
August 12, 2022
As Louisiana continues to be under heat advisories, the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is offering tips and strategies to help residents protect themselves and others during extreme heat conditions.