East Baton Rouge Council on Aging distributes vaccines to local seniors

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging announced it will be giving COVID-19 vaccinations to local seniors age 70 and older in a pop-up vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.

Albertsons Company, the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals and the City of Baton Rouge are partnering with EBRCOA to pull off the event to vaccinate East Baton Rouge Parish’s senior residents at the pop-up clinic, which will be located at EBRCOA’s downtown Lotus Senior Center at 1701 Main St.

EBRCOA expects the clinic to benefit 1,000 local seniors, according to EBRCOA media contact Angell Jackson.

Pre-registration is required for seniors to receive a COVID-19 vaccination at the pop-up clinic. Seniors can register by filling out a consent form here. Seniors who need help completing the form can call 225-923-8000 to have an EBRCOA staff member assist them.

Before receiving a vaccination, seniors must show a valid ID so EBRCOA can confirm that they are at least 70 and live in East Baton Rouge Parish. They will also need to bring their insurance or Medicare card.

Seniors receiving a COVID-19 vaccine this week will receive the first dose. They can receive the recommended second dose of the vaccine on Tuesday, Feb. 2 and Thursday, Feb. 4.

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