Reports of the flu are more than double in Louisiana than in other states, according to Dr. Frank Welch of the Louisiana Department of Health, who added this flu season has been the worst he’s seen in the state in 20 years. […]
A growing number of people are coming to St. Charles Parish Hospital’s emergency room with the flu in an unusually early outbreak that is statewide and making Louisiana one of the hot spots nationally for the virus. […]
It’s flu season, and Destrehan Discount Pharmacy’s B.J. Burkenstock advises that when it comes to getting a flu shot, the sooner the better. The pharmacy, which has now settled in its new location at 12627 Airline Hwy. next to PJ’s Coffee in Destrehan, has been issuing flu shots for the past month, and Burkenstock said that when it comes to avoiding the flu, patients should take any preventive measure possible to avoid missing time at work — or simply feeling terrible. […]
Flu levels continue to rise across the nation, with Louisiana being particularly hard hit this season. And while getting vaccinated is the best protection against the flu, shortages of the vaccine mean that residents must act now if they hope to get the flu shot.