No Cost Flu Vaccines
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Due to widespread flu activity remaining throughout Louisiana, the Louisiana Department of Health will continue to offer flu vaccines at no cost at Parish Health Units across the state while supplies last. Find the location nearest you and call to schedule an appointment to get your flu vaccine.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Louisiana Department of Heath recommend a yearly flu vaccine for everyone over 6 months of age who does not have a complicating condition, such as a prior allergic reaction to the flu vaccine.
A flu vaccine is especially crucial for people who may be at higher risk for serious complications. This includes babies and young children, pregnant women, people with chronic health conditions and people 65 years and older. The flu vaccine is safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women, who can pass on antibodies to their babies that will help protect them. The flu vaccine starts to offer partial protection immediately, but takes about two weeks to offer full protection.