This document provides information regarding proper timing for vaccinations. It is published by the Louisiana Department of Health and is reviewed and updated annually. To download, click here.
Since 2016, Louisiana law has required that students who are 16 years of age have a second dose of Meningoccocal Meningitis vaccine. To view a complete copy of the revised statute in Louisiana law, click here.
Curious about vaccinations across the US? The AAP has created an interactive vaccination map that allows parents, providers, and other interested groups to learn more about vaccination trends in each state. Click here to explore this helpful resource!
For a full list of trusted sources of information related to vaccines, look at theVBYG homepage.
There are many common misconceptions about vaccinations. Check out this page from the Louisiana Vaccine Alliance which gives some of the facts about vaccines.
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