No cost flu vaccines available at parish health units

No cost flu vaccines available at parish health units

Information provided by Louisiana Department of Health

BATON ROUGE, LA - The Louisiana Department of Health will continue to offer flu vaccines at no cost at parish health units across the state while supplies last. The vaccine is available to anyone who has not yet received a vaccine this flu season.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Louisiana Department of Health recommend a yearly flu shot for everyone over six months of age who does not have a complicating condition, such as a prior allergic reaction to the flu shot.

Wear short or loose-fitting sleeves and bring your private insurance, Medicaid or Medicare card if you have one.

To schedule an appointment to receive a vaccination, find the Parish Health Unit nearest to you by visiting http://ldh.la.gov/FightTheFlu and then call to schedule your visit.