H1N1 vaccine available this week

POSTED: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 7:47am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:59pm

Parish health units across the state will host walk-in H1N1 vaccine clinics, all this week.

Officials said they received reports that hospitals and doctors offices in the south have seen an increase in flu-like illnesses.

The Department of Health and Hospitals is pushing folks to take preventative measures. No appointments will be needed for vaccinations this week, and the shots are free.