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DHH Flu Campaign Events Kickoff Statewide

DHH Flu Campaign Events Kickoff Statewide

POSTED: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 8:30am

UPDATED: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 8:34am

In preparation for the upcoming holiday season, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Kathy Kliebert, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, LSU baseball coach Paul Mainieri and State Health Officer Dr. Jimmy Guidry will kick off the state’s annual flu vaccination campaign at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the East Baton Rouge Parish Health Unit.

Each year, more than 200,000 Americans are hospitalized because of the flu and more than 36,000 die from influenza-related causes. Louisiana normally doesn’t see increased flu activity until January, but it’s important to be prepared by being protected.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Health Unit is located on 353 N. 12th St., Baton Rouge.

Similar kick-off events will be held in each area of the state with local leaders and medical officials. Each of these regional events will take place at 10 a.m. at the following locations:

Region 1 (New Orleans Area)
Daughters of Charity Health Center
111 N. Causeway Blvd.

Region 3 (South Central La.)
Teche Action Clinic
1014 W. Tunnel Blvd.

Region 4 (Acadiana Area)
La. State Police Troop I
121 East Pont Des Mouton

Region 5 (Southwest Louisiana)
Memorial Family Medicine Center
1525 Oak Park Blvd.
Lake Charles

Region 6 (Central Louisiana)
Alexandria Museum of Art
933 Main St.

Region 7 (Northwest Louisiana)
The Family Doctors
Dr. Ricky Jones’s Office
8383Millicent Way

Region 8 (Northeast Louisiana)
St. Francis North Shots for Tots
920 Oliver Road, Ste. 1300

Region 9 (Northshore)
St. Helena Parish Health Unit
53 N. Second St.

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