Free Flu Shots Today At Parish Health Units

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There could be a steep price to pay if you are sickened by influenza, and today you won't have to cough up the money to get a flu shot.

At least, that will be the case from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at parish health units around the state. (Find Yours Here)

Louisiana Health Department officials say that on average, 500 people die each year in the state from flu-related problems and several thousand are hospitalized.  However, last year, there were 1,600 deaths, five of them children.

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