January 9, 2013 7:49 PM
Louisiana is one of 29 states reporting widespread cases of the flu.
State health experts say the most commonly identified strain of flu is one of the three covered by this year's vaccine. This flu season is being called the worst outbreak in a decade, starting in October instead... more »
May 14, 2012 10:40 AM
GALLIANO, La. (AP) - A Galliano woman who lost her son to bacterial meningitis in 2006 is working to promote public awareness of a vaccine for the disease. Jeri Acosta tells The Courier of Houma that she wants to make sure no other mother has to go through what she... more »
February 1, 2011 8:40 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's agriculture department says a vaccine developed by scientists at the LSU AgCenter is showing results in preventing a disease that costs U.S. cattle and dairy producers an estimated $300 million a year. The disease is "anaplasmosis," which is spread by ticks and destroys red... more »
October 15, 2010 9:49 AM
KATC and Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center are teaming up to help you live right. Join us Saturday for a flu vaccine clinic. Anyone 3 or older can get a flu shot for $20 at Academy on Ambassador Caffery. The clinic will be from 8am to 11am Saturday... more »
September 29, 2010 7:10 PM
Before you know it, flu season will be upon us but some Acadiana residents are upset over this year's vaccine. You may recall the controversy over over the H1N1 vaccine; many people felt the vaccine did not undergo extensive tests and it would do more harm than good. The Department... more »
August 13, 2010 12:06 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - A healthcare market research publisher says global vaccine sales rose by a healthy 16 percent last year. Kalorama Information reports that sales shot up to $22.1 billion, from $19 billion in 2008. The firm's researchers are forecasting vaccine sales will rise at a compound annual rate... more »
January 21, 2010 2:46 PM
The Lafayette Office of Public Health is offering the 2009 H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccine to all Lafayette Parish residents at no cost.
The event will take place on January 22, 2009 from 8:30- 4PM.
Lafayette parish health unit 220 W. Willow street, Building A
For more... more »
January 12, 2010 2:06 PM
The Office of Public Health is offering both the 2009 H1N1 and Seasonal Flu Vaccine to the General Public of Evangeline Parish and St. Martin Parish at no cost.
WHEN: Thursday, 1/14/10 TIME: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm WHERE: Evangeline Parish Health Unit 1010 W. Lasalle St. Ville Platte,... more »
January 8, 2010 3:22 PM
Opelousas General Health System will be providing free HINI Vaccines to the public on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. in the main, front lobby of the hospital. Individuals must be 10 years of age or older to receive the vaccine. A parent or guardian must... more »
January 7, 2010 11:50 AM
St. Mary Parish School Board in partnership with the Office of Public Health will be offering free H1N1 vaccine (nasal or injectable) from 10am to 2pm on January 9th, 2010 at Morgan City High School and January 16th at Franklin High School to anyone 3 yrs and older in the... more »
January 6, 2010 12:53 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals announced earlier this week that the H1N1 flu vaccine is now available to anyone in the general public. Interested residents should call their provider to schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine, and can view public providers of the vaccine... more »
December 30, 2009 12:15 PM
BATON ROUGE - The 2009 H1N1 flu vaccine will be available to anyone in the general public starting Monday, January 4, 2010, State Health Officer Jimmy Guidry, M.D., announced today. The department has already alerted H1N1 vaccine providers statewide that they may begin offering H1N1 vaccinations to the general public... more »
December 16, 2009 1:16 PM
BATON ROUGE- State Health Officer Jimmy Guidry, M.D., emphasized today that the voluntary recall of certain children's H1N1 vaccine by the vaccine manufacturer is not related to the vaccine's safety, and that this and all forms of the vaccine remain very safe.
Vaccine manufacturer Sanofi-Pasteur announced today that it... more »
December 16, 2009 10:55 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State health officials say about 10,990 doses of pediatric swine flu vaccine shipped to Louisiana are among the 800,000 doses being recalled nationwide. A French manufacturing company said tests show the vaccine may have lost some of its strength.
However, health officials were quick... more »
December 11, 2009 12:11 PM
Church point H1N1 vaccine to be given to residents free. From 3 to 6 pm on thursday december 17th. Church point community center at south city park.
December 1, 2009 1:29 PM
The State Department of Health and Hospitals in partnership with the Lafayette Parish School System will provide the 2009 H1N1 vaccine to Lafayette Parish students (Pre-K3 through 12) and faculty on Saturday, December 5th from 10am to 4pm. There are five sites where the clinics will be offered; families are... more »
November 30, 2009 3:37 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals today updated the status of the state's Fight the Flu campaign, announcing that 146,061 doses of H1N1 vaccine have been administered across the state. As the 2009 H1N1 vaccination campaign moves forward, it is important for Louisiana families to be... more »
November 19, 2009 11:55 AM
Blue Cross to Cover H1N1 (Swine) Flu and Seasonal Flu Vaccines For Individual Members and Fully Insured Group Members Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana (BCBSLA) will cover the administration of H1N1 (swine) flu and seasonal flu vaccinations for its members. All individual members and fully insured group members... more »
November 17, 2009 2:09 PM
November 12, 2009- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has requested school districts to participate in providing H1N1 vaccinations to Louisiana's school children. The campaign offers vaccinations to school-aged children identified as the highest risk factor for contracting the infection during this year's flu season. As a result, St.... more »
November 13, 2009 10:10 AM
Vermilion Parish School System Begins H1N1 Flu Vaccinations After Thanksgiving Break:
(Abbeville, LA) Randy Schexnayder, Superintendent of Schools for Vermilion Parish announced that H1N1 vaccinations for students will begin when students return from Thanksgiving vacation. "Everyone needs annual flu protection because the influenza virus changes from year to year"... more »
November 11, 2009 4:04 PM
DHH Announces Expanded H1N1 Vaccine Availability for All Target Populations in Louisiana
Department launches revamped Fight the Flu website and H1N1 flu shot locator.
BATON ROUGE -Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine and State Health Officer Jimmy Guidry, M.D., announced today that the 2009... more »
November 10, 2009 9:26 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state Department of Health and Hospitals says three more people in Louisiana have died from complications of swine flu bringing the total to 33 deaths in the state since August. Health officials say the latest deaths include a man and a woman from the... more »
November 9, 2009 6:23 PM
The largest shipment of H1N1 vaccine in the Acadiana area was received by the Stafford HealthCare Clinic. The supply is designated for high risk groups by the CDC and Louisiana Office of Public Health.
The vaccine will be provided during a specially held clinic on Saturday, November 14 from... more »
October 22, 2009 2:03 PM
POLL: Swine Flu Vaccine, Parents Doubt Safety ABC News-Washington Post Poll: 30 Percent Not Confident Vaccine Is Safe
October 20, 2009 12:20 PM
BATON ROUGE - State Health Officer Jimmy Guidry, M.D., today held a press briefing to update influenza activity in Louisiana as well as the state's H1N1 vaccination campaign. Dr. Guidry emphasized that as the H1N1 vaccination campaign moves forward, it is important for Louisiana families to be patient if their... more »