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  • Swine Flu Pandemic Officially Over

    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 »
  • DHH: H1N1 vaccine arriving daily

    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 »
  • DHH: H1N1 vaccination times have changed for Lafayette

    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 »
  • St. Mary Parish schools to implement H1N1 vaccination in December

    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 »
  • DHH Updates Status of Fight the Flu Campaign

    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 »
  • DHH: Expanded H1N1 vaccine availability for Louisiana

    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 »
  • 3 more La. deaths blamed on flu

    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 »
  • Stafford Clinic Receives Shipment Of H1N1 Vaccine

    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 »
  • When to visit the hospital with H1N1

    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 »
  • Four Acadiana Residents Die of Swine Flu

    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 »
  • Swine Flu Shots Now Available In Acadiana

    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 »
  • POLL: Swine Flu Vaccine, Parents Doubt Safety

    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
  • H1N1 Flu - Swine Flu Scams

    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. Swine Flu... more »
  • DHH Updates Status of Fight the Flu Campaign

    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 »
  • First Swine Flu Vaccine for Kids

    October 6, 2009 2:41 PM

    Dr. Richard Besser explains which states have doses of the H1N1 vaccine .

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