BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — After the CDC’s recommendation and the FDA’s authorization, Our Lady of the Lake campuses will be the primary location for children ages six months and up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Both Moderna and Pfizer vaccines will be available for children of the appropriate ages. Moderna requires two doses for ages six months to five years old and Pfizer is requiring three doses for children ages six months to four years old.

“We continue to recognize the profound and encouraging truth that getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is safe, effective and the primary mechanism to combat this pandemic. In recent weeks, we’ve continued to see record-low hospitalizations and deaths due to COVID-19, despite a recent increase in cases, and I encourage parents to continue to protect their children and our community by vaccinating the youngest members of their families,” said Chief Medical Officer of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, Steven T. Gremillion, MD.

“We are hopeful that more children will receive the vaccine in the coming weeks and months – reducing the severity of COVID-19 infection and the risk of hospitalization and death. As you’re bringing the youngest members of your family in for their vaccinations, it’s a great time to get the entire family up-to-date – including boosters for anyone age 5 and up,” said Pediatric Infectious Disease physician with Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Health, Michael Bolton, MD.

OLOL continues to encourage vaccination for all people who are eligible. To find vaccinations sites near you, click here.