BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Limited doses of the COVID-19 vaccine are being given out this week in Louisiana.
The Louisiana Department of Health lists 378 vaccine providers in every parish in the state as set to receive the vaccine.
The various providers are listed below:
- 112 chain pharmacies
- 127 independent pharmacies
- 52 hospitals
- 15 community health centers (including 13 federally qualified health centers, or FQHCs)
- 6 rural health clinics (RHCs)
- 28 public health providers
- 38 other healthcare sites
If you are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, visit Louisiana COVID-19 Vaccine.
You must have an appointment in order to receive the vaccine.
This set of COVID-19 vaccines is for the following groups in Phase 1B, Tier 1:
- Persons 65 and older
- Dialysis providers and patients
- Ambulatory and outpatient providers and staff
- Behavioral health 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)
- 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
East Baton Rouge Parish is currently very close to a total of 700 COVID-19 deaths.