Limited Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine now available at Baton Rouge General for Phase 1B, Tier 1

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — On Jan. 8, limited doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be available through Baton Rouge General for people in Phase 1B, Tier 1.

Those individuals who may qualify for the vaccine include anyone:

  • 70 years of age and older,
  • ambulatory/outpatient/urgent care healthcare personnel,
  • people being treated for end stage renal disease (patients on dialysis),
  • schools of allied health students/residents/staff,
  • home agency patients and personnel,
  • and dental providers and staff.

On Friday, Baton Rouge General staff will begin vaccinating the first group of the 80,000 patients in their hospital system who are eligible.

Scheduling began Wednesday for appointments at both the Mid City and Bluebonnet campus, with an expansion to the campus in Prairieville expected sometime soon, according to a release.

Interested individuals are encouraged to check brgeneral.org/vaccine as scheduling availability is updated. Appointments are reportedly filling up fast, according to hospital personnel.

Weekly allocations of the Pfizer vaccine will vary, but for now the hospital expects to have several hundred doses per week, according to a spokesperson for Baton Rouge General.

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