Public Health

December 28, 2022
The Office of Public Health's (OPH) Springhill Parish Health Unit (PHU) in Webster Parish has closed due to flooding. A temporary PHU with limited services will operate from the Minden Health Unit, which is under renovation, until further notice.
December 23, 2022
Drug-involved overdose deaths in Acadiana increased by 219% from 2016 to 2021
December 14, 2022
The Louisiana Department of Health has confirmed 2 storm-related deaths in Caddo Parish.
December 13, 2022
Louisiana children ages 6 months and older are now eligible to receive the updated COVID-19 bivalent booster, after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) endorsed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) authorization expanding the ages eligible for the new booster.
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.
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