Vaccines available for La. residents 65+ starting Feb. 8

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Limited amounts of COVID vaccines are available at select locations only for:

  • Persons ages 65 years or older in the community*
  • First responders to serve as vaccinators
  • Law enforcement and other first responders*
  • Dialysis providers and patients
  • Ambulatory and outpatient providers and staff
    • Behavioral health providers and staff
    • Outpatient providers and staff
    • Urgent care clinic providers and staff
    • Community care providers and staff
    • Dental providers and staff
  • Professional home care providers (including hospice workers) and home care recipients including older and younger people with disabilities over the age of 16 who receive community or home-based care, as well as clients of home health agencies
  • American Sign Language interpreters and Support Service Providers (SSPs) working in community and clinic-based settings, and clients who are both deaf and blind
  • Health-related support personnel (lab staff, mortuary staff who have contact with corpses, pharmacy staff)
  • Schools of allied health students, residents and staff
  • State and local essential COVID emergency response personnel*
  • Some elections staff ahead of March elections*

* Beginning February 8, 2021

Patients must contact a participating location and make an appointment at the location. Do not arrive at a location without an appointment. LDH cannot make appointments for residents; only participating locations can. Appointments do not have to be made to receive the second dose of the vaccine. Second doses are given at the same location a person receives their first dose and the appointment for the second dose will be made during the appointment for the first dose.

Also, Google is now bringing COVID-19 vaccination locations to Google Search and Maps. 

Searching with terms like “covid vaccine Baton Rouge” or “covid vaccine New Orleans” will show you vaccination sites and details like a phone number, whether an appointment or referral is required, if access is limited to specific groups, or if it has a drive-through. Google is working with partners like VaccineFinder.org, an initiative of Boston Children’s Hospital, and other authoritative sources, such as government agencies and retail pharmacies, to gather vaccination location information and make it available

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