Vaccinations and boosters available soon at public health units, no appointment needed

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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:

  • Monday, Sepember 19 – St. Mary Parish
    • St. Mary Public Health Unit, 1200 David Drive, Morgan City
  • Tuesday, September 20 – St. James Parish
    • St. James Public Health Unit, 29170 Health Unit St, Vacherie
  • Wednesday, September 21 – Lafourche Parish
    • Lafourche Public Health Unit, 2535 Veterans Blvd., Thibodaux
    • Lafourche Public Health Unit, 17862 W. Main St. Galliano
  • Thursday, September 22 – St. John and Assumption Parishes
    • St. John Public Health Unit, 473 Central Ave, Reserve
    • Assumption Public Health Unit, 158 LA-1008, Napoleonville
  • Friday, September 23 – Terrebonne Parish
    • Terrebonne Public Health Unit, 600 Polk St, Houma
  • Wednesday, Sept. 28 – St. Charles Parish
    • Lafon Center for the Arts, 275 Judge Edward Dufresne Pkwy., Luling, from 3:30 to 5:30 pm

For information about the new bivalent booster, click here: Learn more about National Preparedness Month at For more information contact Tom Guarisco, LDH Region 3 Communications Coordinator, at, or at (225) 235-8503.