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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 »
  • Walk-in swine flu shots at parish health units

    March 22, 2010 11:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Parish health units around Louisiana will host walk-in vaccination clinics for the swine flu this week. State health officials said Monday they are receiving reports that hospitals and doctors' offices have recently seen an increase in flu-like illnesses. No appointments will be needed for the H1N1... more »
  • DHH Update On Swine Flu Spread In Louisiana

    December 14, 2009 12:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals today updated the status of the state's Fight the Flu campaign, announcing that 224,869 doses of H1N1 vaccine have been administered across the state. This Week's H1N1 Vaccination Campaign Highlights · Of the 1,207,000 doses of... more »
  • New H1N1 Vaccine Locations Announced

    December 8, 2009 5:03 PM

    The office of public health is offering H1N1 vaccines for students and staff at no cost. In Acadia Parish, those vaccines will be given at Rayne High School December 8th until 6:00 PM and and this Thursday, December 10th at the adult education center from noon to 6:00 PM.... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • DHH Updates Status Of State's Fight The Flu Campaign

    November 9, 2009 5:28 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Flu, How Bad? Interactive Web site to help quantify flu severity

    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 »
  • First Swine Flu Vaccine for Kids

    October 6, 2009 2:41 PM

    Dr. Richard Besser explains which states have doses of the H1N1 vaccine .
  • DHH Confirms Three Deaths from H1N1 Flu

    October 6, 2009 11:45 AM

    The department will not release other personal details about the individuals to protect the privacy of the residents and their families. Baton Rouge: The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals today confirmed three deaths in the state from H1N1: an adult female from DHH Region I, the Greater New... more »
  • Swine Flu Death Now at 14

    October 6, 2009 10:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The death toll from swine flu in Louisiana now stands at 14. The state health department said Monday that three victims died in the past week. The Advocate newspaper in Baton Rouge reports that one victim was a woman from the New Orleans area. Another... more »
  • DHH: Deadline to Register for H1N1 Vaccine

    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 »
  • Louisiana confirms 3 more deaths from swine flu

    September 26, 2009 9:27 PM

    BC-LA--Swine Flu-Deaths,1st Ld-Writethru,0177 Louisiana confirms 3 more deaths from swine flu Eds: APNewsNow. CLARIFIES headlines. For more information on flu activity in Louisiana, including guidance for families and medical professionals, visit www.flula.com BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State health officials say three more people, including a child, have died from... more »

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