Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Office of Public Health

Submitted Practices

State Police Transport Influenza Samples to State Lab

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Office of Public Health's (DHH OPH) longstanding good relationship with the Louisiana State Police was critically important during the 2009 H1N1 response. For example, State Police transported large volumes of influenza samples from regional locations across the state to the DHH OPH State Laboratory.

Partnerships key to vaccination campaign success

Louisiana formed strike teams to vaccinate children and youth at school-based clinics during H1N1.

Modifying procedure helps pharmacists provide flu vaccinations

The Louisiana Department of Health developed a protocol that allowed pharmacists to administer vaccine in accessible locations and increased vaccination rates.

Expanding immunization registry assists with H1N1 response

Louisiana modified its immunization registry to allow the state health agency and providers to track H1N1 vaccine allocation.

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