BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – According to the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu activity typically peaks between December and February.

In view of COVID’s lingering presence amid this year’s flu season, experts in Louisiana are encouraging locals to get both their flu shot and COVID booster and/or vaccination on the same day.

As this is the case, The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) Office of Public Health is hosting a flu and COVID vaccination event in Baker Tuesday, November 8.

Healthcare providers with LDH say, “Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and your family against influenza (flu) and COVID-19.”

LDH adds that the vaccines will be provided at no cost to individuals, but anyone with health insurance should bring their insurance card for billing purposes.

The event will take place in Baker City Park (3325 Groom Road) from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.

For more information on where to find flu and COVID-19 vaccines in Louisiana, visit vaccines.gov