Public Health

December 05, 2018
The flu vaccine is readily available for both children and adults throughout the state at healthcare providers and community pharmacies. In addition, the Louisiana Department of Health is making flu shots available at parish health units to allow people an easy way to get flu shots at no cost to the patient. A special one-day flu shot promotion will be held Thursday, December 13 from 2 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
November 08, 2018
Residents in Sabine Parish and parts of Natchitoches Parish will receive cleaner, safer drinking water thanks to $2.6 million in improvements that are being made to the Sabine Parish Waterworks District #1
October 18, 2018
Researchers, academics, policy makers, health care experts and anyone else interested in Louisiana’s opioid problem now have one place to find detailed information about the scope of the epidemic. Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards along with the Louisiana Department of Health unveiled a website dedicated to data about opioids in the state.
October 17, 2018
The Department of Health wants to dispel myths and rumors associated with a recent confirmation of an ameba in a drinking water system. This "Myth vs. Fact" is a rundown of common misconceptions about Naegleria fowleri and drinking water in Louisiana.
October 10, 2018
With flu season starting, the Louisiana Department of Health is scheduling flu vaccination days to be held throughout the state. These one-day clinics will allow people to come in and get a flu shot at little or no cost to the patient.
October 01, 2018
“Many Louisiana communities have water systems with aging infrastructure as well as older homes. Both situations make it more likely to find lead in water due to old plumbing. When we designed this program, we fully expected to find some instance of elevated lead because we purposefully selected schools that had older pipes and plumbing. These results are extremely encouraging.”
September 21, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health Releases Comments Submitted by Healthcare Providers, Payers, Pharmaceutical Companies, and Others
September 18, 2018
Louisiana’s rate of 52.9 percent is higher than the national average of 48.6 percent.
September 12, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health is awarding two $250,000 grants to establish mosquito abatement districts in St. Mary and Assumption parishes. The grants, sub-awards of a larger grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will allow these parishes to start in-house mosquito abatement districts.
September 06, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health has reopened the New Orleans-area molluscan shellfish growing waters, Areas 1, 2 and 3 effective at sunrise today, September 6, 2018. The areas have previously been closed as a precaution due to adverse weather conditions from Tropical Storm Gordon.