LA Department of Health: Fight the Flu, Vaccination Day, November 23rd

Good afternoon!

Flu counts have risen earlier than normal in Louisiana and we are encouraging folks to take action by getting their flu vaccine.

The Office of Public Health, in collaboration with our local parish officials, will be holding a Flu Vaccination Fair on Saturday, November 23rd from 10a-1pm at the St Bernard Recreational Center in New Orleans. This event is FREE and open to the public. No insurance required. 

Please feel free to share the attached flyers widely and let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you,

Michelle Warren BSN, RN, CEN

Hospital Nurse Coordinator, Region 1

Louisiana Department of Health/Office of Public Health

1450 Poydras Street, Suite 1282, New Orleans, LA 70112

Office: 504-599-0151

Fax: 504-599-0200



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NOLA Ready: As flu season ramps up, get vaccinated and stop the spread of of germs

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November preparedness tips

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November 2019

Happy Fall, New Orleans!

Daylight Savings Time is over and temperatures have dropped. It officially feels like fall. And with fall comes flu season. New Orleans is seeing the highest rate of influenza-like illness in the state. Take time now to protect yourself and your family against the flu:

  1. Everyone over six months of age should get the flu vaccination. Find your nearest vaccine provider at
  2. Prevent the spread of flu by washing your hands often. Wash hands with soap or use hand sanitizer to kill flu-spreading germs.
  3. Cover your mouth when coughing & stay home if you or a family member is sick. If your children are sick, keep them at home until they do not have a fever for at least 24 hours.

If you are a medical professional and are interested in helping to fight the flu, join the New Orleans Medical Reserve Corps in upcoming flu vaccination and education efforts. Email for more information.

Until next month,

– The Team at NOLA Ready
Helping you stay #ReadyYearRound

Get a free flu shot at these upcoming events.

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Free flu shots at the Audubon Aquarium
Sunday, Nov. 17, 10am – 2pm

Free flu shots at St. Bernard Recreation Center
Saturday, Nov. 23, 10am – 1pm

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See the latest on the Hard Rock Collapse

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The City of New Orleans continues to respond to the collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel. See updates at or text HARDROCK to 88777.

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Interested in installing security cameras? Check out the SafeCam Platinum program.

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With SafeCam Platinum, you can install a public-facing security camera on your home or business and connect the footage to the City’s 24/7 Real-Time Crime Center. Join your 21st Century neighborhood watch.

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NOLA Ready is the City of New Orleans’ emergency preparedness campaign, managed by the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

This message contains emergency preparedness information. Emergency alerts are sent through a separate program. To sign up for emergency alerts, text your zip code to 888777 or go to

“Infant Ready Emergency– Infant Feeding Basics,” Tuesday 8/27, 11:30am-1pm

We want to invite you to our upcoming web training on the same topic: “Infant Ready Emergency– Infant Feeding Basics,” Tuesday 8/27, 11:30am-1pm. See the flyer below for details, and register. In New Orleans, you can join live from your computer, or attend a group viewing at Ochsner Baptist, our local viewing site. 1.5 Nursing CEUs or CERPs available.

We have decided not to reschedule Grand Rounds for August or September, because we have such a full fall calendar of community events. Instead, we will add this topic back into the Grand Rounds calendar for the year. Mark your calendars: The next Grand Rounds will be in October (October 10 at Xavier, Oct 22 at Ocshner Baptist).

Stay cool and dry,

Your Community Breastfeeding Grand Rounds team

Latona Giwa, RN, BSN, IBCLC

Cofounder, New Orleans Breastfeeding Center

Cofacilitator, Cafe au Lait: Breastfeeding Support for Women of Color

Cofounder, Birthmark Doula Collective

504.762.0210 (c)

World Breastfeeding Month & Black Breastfeeding week

Krewe De Lose 2019 Fall Session: New Orleans-Style Nutrition + Wellness Class

Hey everyone,

Please find attached our latest schedule for Krewe de Lose for this Fall, running Sept 9 through Dec 13.

We have some exciting new topics coming through based on interest and feedback, so we hope to see you and your patients/clients/communities there to join the dance and discussion!

Let me know if you have any questions or are interested in us coming to your event/group to share about our program.

Have a great weekend,


Elizabeth Bobo

Bilingual Program Manager, Adjunct Professor of Spanish

Brinton Family Health and Healing Center

Tulane University School of Medicine

Ruth U. Fertel/Tulane Community Health Center

711 North Broad St

New Orleans, LA 70119

(o) 504.988.9354