Free flu vaccines in Louisiana health units today

Free flu vaccines in Louisiana health units today
The state health department is offering free flu vaccines at more than 55 parish health units on Wednesday, January 31.

SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) - Louisiana is still in the thick of a severe flu season. That's why the state health department is offering free flu vaccines at more than 55 parish health units.

The vaccines are available on Wednesday, January 31 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Click here for participating clinics.
    
The health department says walk-ups are welcome, and people seeking vaccines are asked to wear short or loose-fitting sleeves and bring an insurance, Medicaid or Medicare card if they have one.
    
State immunization medical director Frank Welch says this year's severe flu season could exceed the 700 deaths seen in past intense seasons.
    
While five percent of people seek medical care for flu-like symptoms in a typical season, the health department says the number this year is more than 10 percent.

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