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LDH to hold three tele-town halls on flu vaccinations, COVID-19

Registration open for series by region
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Posted at 9:49 AM, Oct 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-22 10:49:43-04

Louisiana Department of Health and Louisiana Public Health Institute are planning host three tele-town halls on flu and COVID-19

The series of tele-town halls is called “Protecting our Communities from the Flu & COVID-19" and will be held on October 28, November 4 and November 18.

Each session will be divided by regions.

LDH says that the events will be moderated by Dr. Earl Benjamin-Robinson, deputy director of LDH’s Office of Community Partnerships & Health Equity, Joynetta Bell Kelly, associate deputy director of LDH’s Office of Community Partnerships & Health Equity, and Shelina Davis, CEO of LPHI.

Local panelists will include each region’s medical director, faith-based leaders, and community physicians.

LDH says that the goal of the informational sessions is to educate the community about the importance of getting the flu vaccine this year, especially given the similarities between flu symptoms and COVID-19 symptoms.

Dialogue, they say, will also focus on equitable health outcomes for all Louisianans, especially the African American community who has been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

The tele-town hall for Region 4 in Acadiana will take place on Wednesday, November 4.

See the date and times for each region's tele-town hall. (click the links to register)

Wednesday, October 28
Region 1, 2 & 9 (Greater New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Hammond, and North Shore Areas)
2 - 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 4
Region 3, 4, & 5 (Houma-Thibodaux, River Parishes, Acadiana, and Lake Charles Areas)
10:30 a.m. - noon

Wednesday, November 18
Region 6, 7, & 8 (Alexandria, Shreveport, and Monroe Areas)
9 - 10:30 a.m.

The tele-town halls will be hosted through GoToWebinar. Registration is available at the links above.

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