LDH: 298 Louisiana providers will have COVID-19 vaccine this week

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RN Connie Garcia extracts a dose of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine which will be administered to a Texas Tech University Health Science Center student at Texas Tech University Health Science Center’s Academic Building Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in Odessa, Texas. (Jacob Ford/Odessa American via AP)

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)- Starting Jan. 18, almost 300 providers in Louisiana will receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

“The providers include 150 chain pharmacies, 112 independent pharmacies, 19 federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), 3 rural health clinics (RHCs), and an additional 14 healthcare sites – represent all nine public health regions and 64 parishes of the state,” according to the Louisiana Department of Health.

The following are eligible for the vaccine:

  • Persons ages 70 years or older
  • Outpatient clinic providers and clinic staff
  • Urgent care clinic providers and staff
  • Community care clinic providers and staff
  • Behavioral health clinic providers and staff
  • Dialysis providers and clients 
  • Home health service providers, direct support workers and recipients including people with disabilities over 16
  • Dental providers and staff
  • Ambulatory care providers and staff, including members of coroner, autopsy, or mortuary teams.
  • Students, residents, faculty and staff of allied health schools

Vaccines can only be provided through appointments.

More information on providers in the state can be found here.

Louisiana residents can also contact 211 to find a vaccine provider near them.

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