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New Louisiana WIC Website Celebrates Food, Family and Fun

New Louisiana WIC Website Celebrates Food, Family and Fun

The Louisiana WIC program offers healthy food, breastfeeding support, nutrition education, and help with keeping Louisiana’s families healthy! A Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), it is open to women who are pregnant,...

Talking Points to Address Influenza Season

Talking Points to Address Influenza Season

From: Frank J. Welch, MD Medical Director Bureau of Community Preparedness Louisiana Office of Public Health Short Influenza Talking Points January 11, 2018 Flu Incidence • Influenza activity continues to increase nationally and across Louisiana. • Influenza-like...

WIC Services Guidance Following 2018 Government Shutdown Update

WIC Services Guidance Following 2018 Government Shutdown Update

From: Monica McDaniels Bureau of Nutrition Services WIC Program-Clinical Services Manager As you may be aware, the federal government shutdown over the weekend. Upon review of the Louisiana WIC current budget, there is enough NSA federal funding to continue providing...

OPH Publishes 2018-19 Immunization Schedule

OPH Publishes 2018-19 Immunization Schedule

Louisiana Department of Health Office of Public Health has published the Immunization Schedule 2018_2019. It has been posted to the LINKS Document Center and hard copies are available to the OPH Regions through their Regional Immunization Consultant. LINKS website For...

Memo: NIS Data Show Decline in Vaccination Rates in LA

Memo: NIS Data Show Decline in Vaccination Rates in LA

Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Public Health Date: November 9, 2017To: Louisiana Vaccine Providers From: Frank Welch, OPH Immunization Program Medical Director  Stacy Hall, OPH Immunization Program Director Re: 1/3 of Louisiana Children Aged 19-35 Months...

Updated Adolescent Immunization Schedule

Updated Adolescent Immunization Schedule

By Stacy Hall Immunization Program Director Louisiana Office of Public Health The Louisiana Office of Public Health’s Immunization Program commends the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for...

VFC Provider Re-Enrollment 2017

VFC Provider Re-Enrollment 2017

If you were an active VFC provider for the 2016 Calendar year, you must re-enroll and be approved by March 17, 2017 to remain active and continue placing VFC vaccine orders. To begin the recertification process, click on the VFC/VOMS Icon on the LINKS home page for...

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