Flu on the rise in Louisiana

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As local residents prepare for the holiday season, the Louisiana Department of Health employees are striving to help keep residents and loved ones healthy and safe. The LDH has reported a general increase in influenza activity in Louisiana and that it has already reached its highest point in the past five years.

The LDH is urging the public to get vaccinated and stay up to date on their COVID-19 and flu vaccinations. Anyone looking for other vaccine resources in their area can visit vaccines.gov.

Within the last few days of November, is a vaccination opportunity, in addition to the Parish Health Unit, located at 405 E. Georgia Ave., that is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and offers the vaccines. Affinity Health Group also offers the vaccines throughout the region at their various locations. On Wednesday, November 30, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., The Renewal Center at 722 Adams St. in Monroe is offering COVID-19, flu and monkeypox vaccines.