Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals | Kathy Kliebert, Secretary

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Step 1 – Get Your flu shotVaccination is the best protection against the flu.

Vaccine Info

Seasonal flu vaccine is available from many sources, including your own doctor or health care provider. It is also available from retail outlets in or near your neighborhood.

Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Availability and Distribution

Both injectable and nasal vaccines are now available. The nasal spray vaccine is only for healthy people aged 2-49 years. Your health care professional can help you determine which form of the vaccine is best for you.

Most vaccine recipients will receive their vaccine from a private provider; however, the DHH Office of Public Health will use a federal allotment to help ensure those with some high-risk conditions receive the vaccine at local parish health units.

The seasonal flu vaccine requires one dose (shot) for most people. Children between the ages of six months and nine years require two doses, separated by 28 days.

Although we encourage early flu shots, you can still get your seasonal flu shot in January and still be protected during flu season in Louisiana.

The vaccine is being offered to the public at selected locations. Please continue to check back on this page for availability. The following retail locations and public health-sponsored sites currently have vaccine.

  • Pharmacies
  • Parish Public Health Units
  • School Health Clinics
  •  Federally-Qualified Health Centers
  • Rural Health Clinics

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