Free flu shots planned at Louisiana’s parish health units


LOUISIANA (KLFY) – (12/10/18) Louisiana health officers need extra folks to get a flu shot in a state that has among the many highest ranges of flu exercise up to now this season.

The state health division says free flu shots will likely be obtainable Thursday, from 2 p.m. to six:30 p.m., at parish health units throughout the state.

The health units have prolonged night hours to accommodate folks leaving work or college.

The health division says the flu causes about 500 deaths and practically three,000 hospitalizations yearly in Louisiana.

But the numbers spiked final 12 months with a extra extreme flu season, to greater than 15,000 hospitalizations and 1,600 deaths.

The division recommends a yearly flu shot for anybody over six months of age and not using a complicating medical situation.

Here’s a listing of places in our area:

Caldwell Parish Health Unit

501 East Collins Road, Columbia LA 71418 |  318.649.2393

 

East Carroll Parish Health Unit

403 Second Street, Lake Providence LA 71254 |  318.559.2012

 

Franklin Parish Health Unit

6614 Main Street, Winnsboro LA 71295 |  318.435.2143

 

Jackson Parish Health Unit

228 Bond Street, Jonesboro LA 71251-0087 |  318.259.6601

 

Lincoln Parish Health Unit

405 E. Georgia Avenue, Ruston LA 71270 |  (318) 251-4120

 

Morehouse Parish Health Unit

650 School Road, Bastrop LA 71220 |  318. 283.0806

 

Ouachita Parish Health Unit

1650 Desiard Street, Monroe LA 71201 |  (318) 361-7370

 

Richland Parish Health Unit

21 Lynn Gayle Robertson Rd, Rayville LA 71269 |  318. 728.4441

 

Union Parish Health Unit

1002 Marion Hwy., Farmerville LA 71241 |  318. 368.3156

 

West Carroll Parish Health Unit

402 Beale Street, Oak Grove LA 71263 |  318. 428.9361

A full listing of web sites is obtainable on-line.



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