Have you received your flu shot this year?

I was pretty shocked this weekend to find out that there's a mind-blowing amount of people in our state who have not gotten the flu shot. Honestly, if you were to ask me how many adults in our state did receive the shot, I probably would have guessed somewhere in the ballpark of 85-90%

Man, I was way off.

Believe it or not, only 25% of healthy Louisiana residents have been vaccinated. Literally three quarters of our state are going through flu season without the vaccination. That's insane to me.

During the 2018-19 flu season, 15,000 Louisiana residents were hospitalized by the flu, while 1,500 died from the virus. Please, do us all a favor and get that flu shot!