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Back-to-school immunization events scheduled throughout Acadiana region

As children in Acadiana prepare for their return to school and daycare, the Region 4 Office of Public Health is hosting back-to-school immunization events at parish health units and clinics. Vaccinations will be available following state eligibility guidelines for VFC-eligible, Medicaid and underinsured individuals.

The parish health units will be following social distancing guidelines and scheduling appointments for these back-to-school events. Vaccines will be available over a two-week period, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. August 24 to September 4.

Routine immunizations have declined under the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to keep routine vaccinations up to date as vaccinations protect from many other preventable diseases and decrease the risk for additional disease outbreaks. Routine vaccinations keep kids healthy and in school while protecting more vulnerable children and family members from becoming sick.

To protect patients’ health and safety:

  • Appointments are required. Please call your PHU in advance to schedule. Walk-ins are discouraged due to social distancing guidelines.
  • If the child or parent/guardian become ill prior to their appointment or has a close contact exposure to COVID-19, please call ahead to cancel the appointment. It will be rescheduled. No ill individuals will be allowed into the PHU.
  • Adults and children >2 years of age must wear masks upon entry to the parish health unit.
  • Parents/guardians should bring only the child scheduled for vaccinations to the appointment.

Acadia Parish Health Unit
Crowley
1029 Capital Ave.
337-788-7507

Evangeline Parish Health Unit
Ville Platte
1010 W. LaSalle St.
337-363-1135

Iberia Parish Health Unit
New Iberia
715 B Weldon St.
337-373-0021

Lafayette Parish Health Unit
Lafayette
200 Willow St., Bldg. A
337-262-5616

St. Landry Parish Health Unit
Opelousas
308 W. Bloch St.
337-948-0220

St. Martin Parish Health Unit
St. Martinville
303 W. Port St.
337-394-3097

Vermilion Parish Health Unit
Abbeville
2501 Charity St.
337-893-1443