Due to the increasingly critical flu season, the state Health Department has announced no cost flu vaccines will be held at 55 Parish Health units across the state January 31st. The walk-in clinics will administer flu shots to anyone who has not done so yet. State Immunization Director Dr. Frank Welch says get the shot earlier if you can.
There are marked differences between a regular cold and influenza. Dr. Welch says it will be very apparent if you are getting sick with the flu bug. You will go from feeling ok to bad in just a few hours.