January 9, 2013 7:49 PM
Louisiana is one of 29 states reporting widespread cases of the flu.
State health experts say the most commonly identified strain of flu is one of the three covered by this year's vaccine. This flu season is being called the worst outbreak in a decade, starting in October instead... more »
September 7, 2011 6:46 AM
Shots will be given from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
September 12, 2011 Youngsville City Hall 305 Iberia Street Youngsville, LA
September 16, 2011 LaBelle Maison 203 E. Second Street Broussard, LA 837-6552
September 19, 2011 St. Martin Council on Aging 391 Cannery Rd. Breaux Bridge, LA... more »
February 1, 2011 11:28 PM
Whenever weather makes a drastic change, complaints about getting sick are sure to follow. But is there really a link between infection and climate? KATC's Maddie Garrett talked to an Acadiana doctor to separate fact from fiction.
The Lourdes After Hours Clinic has been busy this winter. Doctor Joseph... more »
January 25, 2011 9:56 PM
Flu activity appears to be peaking in Louisiana and here in Acadiana this week. And that can certainly be seen in some local school, with one school in Lafayette reporting roughly 10 percent of its students out sick this week.
"I know in her class there was 5 or... more »
September 29, 2010 7:10 PM
Before you know it, flu season will be upon us but some Acadiana residents are upset over this year's vaccine. You may recall the controversy over over the H1N1 vaccine; many people felt the vaccine did not undergo extensive tests and it would do more harm than good. The Department... more »
August 10, 2010 12:54 PM
GENEVA (AP) - The World Health Organization declared the swine flu pandemic officially over Tuesday, months after many national authorities started canceling vaccine orders and shutting down telephone hot lines as the disease ebbed from the headlines. WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said the organization's emergency committee of top flu experts... more »
January 25, 2010 1:28 PM
The "Black and Gold" flu is going around the state. There's a good chance the Saints Fever hit some in your workplace hard! Tell us, how did you get out of work today? We could air your "excuses" in our 10:00 report tonight!
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January 12, 2010 2:06 PM
The Office of Public Health is offering both the 2009 H1N1 and Seasonal Flu Vaccine to the General Public of Evangeline Parish and St. Martin Parish at no cost.
WHEN: Thursday, 1/14/10 TIME: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm WHERE: Evangeline Parish Health Unit 1010 W. Lasalle St. Ville Platte,... more »
January 8, 2010 3:22 PM
Opelousas General Health System will be providing free HINI Vaccines to the public on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. in the main, front lobby of the hospital. Individuals must be 10 years of age or older to receive the vaccine. A parent or guardian must... more »
December 30, 2009 12:15 PM
BATON ROUGE - The 2009 H1N1 flu vaccine will be available to anyone in the general public starting Monday, January 4, 2010, State Health Officer Jimmy Guidry, M.D., announced today. The department has already alerted H1N1 vaccine providers statewide that they may begin offering H1N1 vaccinations to the general public... more »
December 16, 2009 10:55 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State health officials say about 10,990 doses of pediatric swine flu vaccine shipped to Louisiana are among the 800,000 doses being recalled nationwide. A French manufacturing company said tests show the vaccine may have lost some of its strength.
However, health officials were quick... more »
December 1, 2009 1:29 PM
The State Department of Health and Hospitals in partnership with the Lafayette Parish School System will provide the 2009 H1N1 vaccine to Lafayette Parish students (Pre-K3 through 12) and faculty on Saturday, December 5th from 10am to 4pm. There are five sites where the clinics will be offered; families are... more »
November 30, 2009 3:37 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals today updated the status of the state's Fight the Flu campaign, announcing that 146,061 doses of H1N1 vaccine have been administered across the state. As the 2009 H1N1 vaccination campaign moves forward, it is important for Louisiana families to be... more »
November 24, 2009 2:43 PM
LAFAYETTE - The state Department of Health and Hospitals HAS CHANGED THE TIME OF ITS CLINICS IN LAFAYETTE PARISH.
The department will provide H1N1 2009 flu vaccines to Lafayette Parish students on December 5, 2009 FROM 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Lafayette Parish School System has partnered with... more »
November 20, 2009 11:05 AM
Local hospital to administer vaccinations Saturday, Nov. 21 to targeted groups who meet specific requirements
NEW IBERIA, La. - Dauterive Hospital will administer the H1N1 vaccination for free to targeted groups from 9 a.m. to noon -- while supplies last - Saturday, Nov. 21 in Meeting Room 2 on... more »
November 19, 2009 11:55 AM
Blue Cross to Cover H1N1 (Swine) Flu and Seasonal Flu Vaccines For Individual Members and Fully Insured Group Members Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana (BCBSLA) will cover the administration of H1N1 (swine) flu and seasonal flu vaccinations for its members. All individual members and fully insured group members... more »
November 17, 2009 2:09 PM
November 12, 2009- The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has requested school districts to participate in providing H1N1 vaccinations to Louisiana's school children. The campaign offers vaccinations to school-aged children identified as the highest risk factor for contracting the infection during this year's flu season. As a result, St.... more »
November 16, 2009 2:29 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Department of Health and Hospitals today updated the status of the state's Fight the Flu campaign. As the H1N1 vaccination campaign moves forward, it is important for Louisiana families to be patient if their provider has not yet received the H1N1 vaccine, as more vaccine is... more »
November 13, 2009 10:10 AM
Vermilion Parish School System Begins H1N1 Flu Vaccinations After Thanksgiving Break:
(Abbeville, LA) Randy Schexnayder, Superintendent of Schools for Vermilion Parish announced that H1N1 vaccinations for students will begin when students return from Thanksgiving vacation. "Everyone needs annual flu protection because the influenza virus changes from year to year"... more »
November 12, 2009 2:33 PM
There will be Free flu and H1N1 shots (while supplies last)including Free health screenings (cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, and sickle cell) at the SWLA Center for Health Services - St. Antoine Gardens at 716 Hellen St. in Lafayette. The health screening event takes place on Saturday, November 14th from 8AM... more »
November 11, 2009 4:04 PM
DHH Announces Expanded H1N1 Vaccine Availability for All Target Populations in Louisiana
Department launches revamped Fight the Flu website and H1N1 flu shot locator.
BATON ROUGE -Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine and State Health Officer Jimmy Guidry, M.D., announced today that the 2009... more »
November 10, 2009 9:26 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state Department of Health and Hospitals says three more people in Louisiana have died from complications of swine flu bringing the total to 33 deaths in the state since August. Health officials say the latest deaths include a man and a woman from the... more »
November 9, 2009 6:23 PM
The largest shipment of H1N1 vaccine in the Acadiana area was received by the Stafford HealthCare Clinic. The supply is designated for high risk groups by the CDC and Louisiana Office of Public Health.
The vaccine will be provided during a specially held clinic on Saturday, November 14 from... more »
November 6, 2009 1:39 PM
Some doctors' offices are running out, but you still have a chance to get your seasonal flu vaccine. KATC and Our Lady of Lourdes are giving it out Saturday, November 7th as part of our "Living Right" campaign.
However, many questions remain about the vaccine, so here is what... more »
November 3, 2009 1:57 PM
American College of Emergency Physicians Issues Guidance for the Public On When to Visit the Emergency Department With H1N1 Flu Symptoms:
Guidance Developed in Cooperation with the U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesWashington, DC---With H1N1 flu activity reported in 48 states and continuing to increase, the nation's emergency... more »
November 3, 2009 1:05 PM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state Department of Health and Hospitals says Louisiana's swine flu death toll is now at 30, with six deaths related to the virus in the past week. Four - two boys and two women - were in the seven-parish Lafayette area. The other two... more »
October 30, 2009 9:58 AM
KATC has partnered with Lourdes in our year long "Living Right" campaign. On Saturday, November 7th, we will be giving out seasonal flu shots for $20 dollars. The shots will be administered at Academy Sports on Ambassador Caffery from 10:30am to 1:30pm. The supply is limited and given on a... more »
October 29, 2009 6:50 PM
Swine Flu vaccinations are now available for Acadiana residents.
Lourdes Family Clinic in Scott is one of the first giving out the vaccinations. The shots are for those six months to twenty-six years old. Normally the clinic sees 600 patients a month, but in September that number jumped to... more »
October 22, 2009 2:03 PM
POLL: Swine Flu Vaccine, Parents Doubt Safety ABC News-Washington Post Poll: 30 Percent Not Confident Vaccine Is Safe more »
October 22, 2009 11:44 AM
Swine flu has been in the news BIG TIME and that means swindlers/crooks are looking to prey on the concerned. Any period of upheaval and concern offers a chance for scammers to capitalize on fear. Here are a few swine flu scams that are currently in circulation.
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October 20, 2009 12:20 PM
BATON ROUGE - State Health Officer Jimmy Guidry, M.D., today held a press briefing to update influenza activity in Louisiana as well as the state's H1N1 vaccination campaign. Dr. Guidry emphasized that as the H1N1 vaccination campaign moves forward, it is important for Louisiana families to be patient if their... more »
October 7, 2009 9:13 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - So you think you've got swine flu? Now there's help at the click of your computer mouse. An interactive Web site is being offered to help people decide just how bad their case is. Microsoft is teaming up with Emory University to offer the online help, designed... more »
October 6, 2009 2:41 PM
Dr. Richard Besser explains which states have doses of the H1N1 vaccine . more »
September 29, 2009 1:37 PM
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is reminding all providers interested in administering the H1N1 influenza vaccine to register with the state before 5 p.m., Friday, October 2. Due to federal requirements, states are required to electronically report all administered doses of the H1N1 vaccine, which... more »