A Message From CARE, Inc: Louisiana Office of Public Health to Hold Special Patient Vaccination Day on December 13, 2018
The Office of Public Health is holding a special, no cost to the patient vaccination day on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and CARE, Inc., encourages all employees, clients, and their families to take advantage.
As one of the longest-serving and largest home care service providers in Louisiana, CARE, Inc. is committed to providing exceptional care, advice and counseling for the retired, elderly, disabled, and those with special needs – especially when it comes to taking better preventative measures for improved health. With the increased diagnosis of the virus trending up throughout Louisiana each year, CARE encourages all employees, clients and their families to be vaccinated against the Influenza or ‘the flu,’ virus for free at the East Baton Rouge Public Health Unit on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.
According to the Louisiana Office of Public Health, the flu causes approximately 500 deaths and nearly 3,000 hospitalizations each year in Louisiana alone. Additionally, in Louisiana last year, there were more than 15,000 hospitalizations and more than 1,600 deaths from the flu. Since Influenza is common, can make you very ill, and occasionally results in death, CARE is committed to aiding the Office of Public Health spread the word about the virus and how you can protect against it. Here’s a quick run-down of the virus:
Lastly, the Louisiana Office of Public Health invites everyone to get their flu shot for free this year! The Department of Health Office will hold a special, no cost to the patient vaccination day on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the East Baton Rouge Public Health Unit. CARE, Inc., encourages all employees and clients as well as their families to participate in the vaccination day.
For a full list of sites participating in this vaccination day, visit ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/subhome/16.
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