Flu

December 01, 2016
The Louisiana Department of Health reminds state residents to get their annual flu shot if they have not done so already. An annual flu vaccine is recommended for everyone older than six months who does not have a complicating condition, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
October 18, 2016
Nasal flu spray no longer recommended after being found ineffective by CDC
March 17, 2016
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) is advising Louisiana residents displaced by the current floods of the importance of vaccinating themselves and their children against preventable diseases.
March 10, 2016
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals reports today the number of flu cases continues to steadily rise throughout the state and reminds residents that it’s not too late to get a flu vaccine.
November 18, 2015
With influenza (flu) season upon us, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Secretary Kathy H. Kliebert, DHH Regional Medical Director Dr. Tina Stefanski and Academy of Health Careers at Lafayette High School Director Jennifer Morrow promoted ways to fight the flu by receiving their annual flu vaccinations Nov. 18 at Lafayette High School.
December 10, 2014
Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Secretary Kathy H. Kliebert, and DHH Public Health Assistant Secretary J.T. Lane received their annual flu shots at the East Baton Rouge Parish Health Unit today. The annual flu shot event is part of the State's efforts to remind members of the public about the importance of getting a flu shot or nasal spray to protect against the flu. Information on where to get vaccinated against the flue is available at www.fighttheflu.la.gov.
December 05, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a report that shows Louisiana physicians are seeing more flu cases than in other parts of the United States. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) strongly encourages Louisiana residents to receive flu vaccinations as the best protection against the flu, but also to use antiviral medications, such as Tamiflu, in the instance that the flu does occur.
February 28, 2014
Louisiana’s weekly flu report to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) includes a new pediatric death from the Central Louisiana region. So far this flu season, five children have died from the flu in Louisiana. State law requires hospitals and health care professionals report all flu deaths in children to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, the state shares that information weekly with the CDC. The four previous pediatric deaths were from northwest (1), southeast (2) and southwest Louisiana (1).
February 07, 2014
Louisiana’s weekly flu report to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) includes two new pediatric deaths, one of which occurred in early January and was just reported to the Department of Health and Hospitals this week. So far this flu season, four children have died from the flu in Louisiana. State law requires hospitals and health care professionals report all flu deaths in children to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, the state shares that information weekly with the CDC. The latest pediatric deaths are from Southeast and Southwest Louisiana. The two previous deaths were in Northwest and Southeast Louisiana.