Step 1 – Get Your flu shotCDC Recommends a flu vaccine as the best way to protect against the flu.
- The flu vaccine protects against three or four different influenza viruses, depending on which vaccine you got.
- Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors' visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations.
- Vaccination is particularly important for people at high risk for serious flu-related complications and their close contacts. (People at high risk include infants, pregnant women, kids and adults with chronic medical conditions like asthma, diabetes, or heart disease, and adults aged 65 and older.)
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.
- Parish Public Health Units
- School Health Clinics
- Federally-Qualified Health Centers
- Rural Health Clinics
- Vaccine Locations
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