Residents in southeast Louisiana’s seven river and bayou parishes may walk into their local public health unit on designated days next week without an appointment and receive COVID-19 vaccines, new bivalent boosters and flu shots.
The Louisiana Department of Health is offering the walk-in services in support of National Preparedness Month, a campaign observed each September to raise awareness about preparing for disasters and emergencies, including preventable illnesses. The vaccinations and other services are available at health units year-round by appointment.
“COVID-19 is still spreading and taking lives, and flu season is nearly upon us,” said Eric Brooks, MD, Louisiana Department of Health regional medical director. “These walk-in services are a convenient way to protect yourself and your family.”
The new bivalent COVID-19 boosters, which combine the protection of two vaccines, are available, along with primary series COVID-19 vaccines and this year’s flu shot.
Walk-ins will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on designated days listed below, except in St. Charles Parish where walk-ins will be accepted from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm at the Lafon Performing Arts Center.
Here’s the full schedule of walk-in days at area health units:
For information about the new bivalent booster, click here: https://ldh.la.gov/page/4552. Learn more about National Preparedness Month at ready.gov. For more information contact Tom Guarisco, LDH Region 3 Communications Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at (225) 235-8503.