LDH to hold vaccination clinics on Northshore
Published 11:49 am Tuesday, October 25, 2022
The Louisiana Department of Health’s (LDH) Office of Public Health (OPH) Region 9 (Northshore) will host flu vaccination clinics this month and in November to ensure Louisianans have access to the flu vaccine. Getting vaccinated with the flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your family against influenza (flu).
COVID-19 vaccines (primary series and the COVID-19 bivalent boosters), as well as the monkeypox vaccine, will also be available.
The flu, COVID-19 and monkeypox 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, whether a physical copy or an online record.
On-site Flu, COVID-19, and monkeypox vaccines will be available from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the following locations (no appointments needed):
• Wednesday, Nov. 3 — Washington Parish Health Unit, 626 Carolina Ave. in Bogalusa.
• Wednesday, Nov. 9 — Slidell City Auditorium, 2056 2nd St. in Slidell.
• Thursday, Nov. 10 — Mandeville Community Center, 3090 E. Causeway Approach in Mandeville.
Flu vaccine guidance
CDC and LDH recommend that all individuals ages 6 months and older receive a flu shot by the end of October. The flu shot is particularly encouraged among high-risk populations such as pregnant women, children below the age of 5, adults age 65 and up, and immunocompromised children and adults with chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and asthma.
COVID-19 vaccine guidance
CDC and LDH also recommend that everyone ages 6 months and up get vaccinated against COVID-19 and that everyone ages 5 and up get a booster as soon as they are eligible.
For more information on CDC guidelines and recommendations for flu vaccinations, visit online at www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/vaccinations.htm.
For more information on where to find flu and COVID-19 vaccines in Louisiana, visit www.vaccines.gov.
For more information on CDC guidelines and recommendations for COVID-19 vaccinations, visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date.html.