CareSouth announces change to upcoming event after J&J coronavirus vaccine usage is paused

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FILE – This Dec. 2, 2020 photo provided by Johnson & Johnson shows vials of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. (Johnson & Johnson via AP)

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration are recommending that vaccine sites stop administering the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

In response to that decision, CareSouth Medical and Dental is making a change to its Community Vaccine Event on Friday, April 16.

Instead of offering the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, CareSouth will now be offering the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine.

There will be 200 vaccines available at the event which is taking place “from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at our Baton Rouge Clinic.”

Before you show up at 3140 Florida St. on Friday, you must call (225) 650-2000 and make an appointment.

“With patient safety being our number one concern, we will adhere to the recommendation from the CDC and the FDA,” said CareSouth CEO Matthew Valliere. “We will continue to be a resource to anyone seeking a COVID-19 vaccination.” 

CareSouth asks that you bring an insurance card and photo ID if you have one.

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