Free COVID-19 vaccines available in BR as mayor’s office issues warning about variants

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A recent study has found that more people report side effects after receiving a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine than the Pfizer vaccine. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Gov. Edwards is trying to change the minds of those that are hesitant to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

The community outreach continues with the opening of a vaccine site on Friday and Saturday.

The vaccine site is at the Jewel J. Newman Community Center which is located at 2013 Central Rd.

The free Pfizer vaccines will be administered on these dates and times:

  • Friday 3pm – 7pm
  • Saturday 12pm – 4pm

No appointment is needed and if you need transportation to and from the vaccine site, you can get a free ride via UBER by using the code: 10MVBRLA.

According to the Louisiana Department of Health, “27% of residents have been fully vaccinated in EBR.”

The parish is now aiming to get 50% of its residents fully vaccinated.

According to the mayor’s office, “variants of the virus are highly transmissible and spreading across the state.”

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