Flu, COVID, monkeypox vaccines offered

The Louisiana Department of Health has noticed 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. 

There are vaccination opportunities, in addition to the Parish Health Units, that are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and offer the vaccines. Affinity Health Group also offers the vaccines throughout the region at their various locations. 

Some of the upcoming vaccination events and locations are: 

— Saturday, December 3, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Marbles Recreation Center Resource Fair at 2950 Renwick St., Monroe; COVID-19 and flu vaccines offered and this event done with Pafford. 

— Sunday, December 4, Noon to 4 p.m., Greater Antioch Baptist Church Ernestine G. Adams Education Center, 301 Sherrouse Ave., Monroe, COVID-19, flu and Monkeypox vaccines offered 

— Monday, December 5, 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Jackson Parish Council on Aging, 120 Polk Ave., Jonesboro, COVID-19 and Flu vaccines offered 

— Tuesday, December 6, 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., Lincoln Parish Council on Aging, 1000 Saratoga St., Ruston; COVID-19 and Flu vaccines offered 

— Wednesday, December 7, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., LA Healthcare Connections Community Baby Shower, Powell Street Community Center, 1401 Powell Ave., Monroe, COVID-19, Flu and Monkeypox vaccines offered 

— Friday, December 9: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Longleaf Estates, 149 Bellwood Dr., Quitman, COVID-19, Flu and Monkeypox vaccines offered; 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Caney Creek Apartments, 619 E. Main St., Jonesboro, COVID-19, Flu and Monkeypox vaccines offered 

— Saturday, December 10, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Delhi Resource Fair and Vaccine Event at Richland Learning Center, 119 Charter St., Delhi, COVID-19, Flu and Monkeypox vaccines offered and this event done with Beta Land. 

— Monday, December 12, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., People United Vaccine Clinic, 2101 Tower Dr., Suite A, Monroe, COVID-19, Flu and Monkeypox vaccines offered and this event done with Pafford. 

— Tuesday, December 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ruston Housing Authority, 615 N. Farmerville St., Ruston, COVID-19, Flu and Monkeypox vaccines offered 

— Thursday, December 15, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Robinson Williams Community Center Flu Shot & COVID Booster Clinic, 1510 Elm St., Bastrop, COVID-19 and Flu vaccines offered and this event done with Pafford. 

— Saturday, December 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Breakfast with Santa at Powell Street Community Center, 1401 Powell Ave., Monroe, COVID-19, Flu and Monkeypox vaccines offered 


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