Flu

February 10, 2012
Vaccine Information Statements provided by Immunization Action Coalition
July 21, 2011
To help parents in the Baton Rouge area prepare their children for school and day care this fall and protect them from preventable diseases, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals - Office of Public Health is hosting back-to-school immunization events at parish health units and clinics throughout the area.
March 22, 2011
If you haven't gotten your flu shot, it's not too late.
February 25, 2011
BATON ROUGE If you haven’t gotten your flu shot, it’s not too late.
February 23, 2011
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals today confirmed the death of an East Texas child in a Shreveport hospital due to complications from H1N1 flu.
February 21, 2011
If you haven’t gotten your flu shot, it’s not too late.
February 11, 2011
BATON ROUGE —Louisiana’s flu activity has spiked in recent weeks and continues to be widespread. According to the state’s most recent influenza surveillance data, flu symptoms accounted for more than 20 percent of the state’s doctor visits last week, up from 12 percent the previous week.
January 21, 2011
“It’s not too late to vaccinate,” said Dr. Frank Welch, director of the state’s immunization program. “The flu shot only takes a few days to be effective, and people are usually protected completely within 7-to-10 days of getting the flu vaccine. Vaccines are the best preventive measure we have to help fight the spread of this illness, and we encourage everyone to get their seasonal flu shot to help protect not only themselves, but their families and friends as well.”