Flu

October 17, 2017
With flu season starting, the Louisiana Department of Health is scheduling flu vaccination clinics throughout the state. A flu clinic is set for Wednesday, October 18 in Winnfield. The flu causes approximately 500 deaths and nearly 3,000 hospitalizations each year in Louisiana.
October 12, 2017
With flu season starting, the Louisiana Department of Health is scheduling flu vaccination clinics throughout the state. The first clinic is set for Monday, October 16 in Thibodaux. The flu causes approximately 500 deaths and nearly 3,000 hospitalizations each year in Louisiana.
September 27, 2017
The flu is a disease of the body’s breathing system, including the nose, throat and lungs. Flu is short for “influenza.” The flu is caused by a virus. In the South, the yearly flu season usually begins in the winter and lasts through March. Flu that occurs every winter season is called “seasonal flu.”
September 27, 2017
Pneumococcal disease is an illness caused by bacteria (germs) that can infect the lungs (pneumonia), the blood (bacteremia), and the membrane that covers the brain (meningitis).
September 27, 2017
The flu, also known as influenza, is more dangerous than the common cold for children and poses a serious threat to the health and well-being of children and their families each year.
December 01, 2016
The Louisiana Department of Health reminds state residents to get their annual flu shot if they have not done so already. An annual flu vaccine is recommended for everyone older than six months who does not have a complicating condition, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
October 18, 2016
Nasal flu spray no longer recommended after being found ineffective by CDC
March 17, 2016
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) is advising Louisiana residents displaced by the current floods of the importance of vaccinating themselves and their children against preventable diseases.
March 10, 2016
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reports today the number of flu cases continues to steadily rise throughout the state and reminds residents that it’s not too late to get a flu vaccine.
November 18, 2015
With influenza (flu) season upon us, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Secretary Kathy H. Kliebert, DHH Regional Medical Director Dr. Tina Stefanski and Academy of Health Careers at Lafayette High School Director Jennifer Morrow promoted ways to fight the flu by receiving their annual flu vaccinations Nov. 18 at Lafayette High School.