Ochsner Health to hold briefing on the latest with COVID-19 and vaccines

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRProud) – It’s already been 21 days since the first vaccine was administered at Ochsner Baton Rouge, now frontline workers are moving along to getting the second dose.

Dr. Brandon weeks, a family medicine physician, was the first person vaccinated in Baton Rouge on December 15th and he received his second dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Tuesday.

More than 1,000 Ochsner Baton Rouge employees have already received their first dose of the vaccine. The second dose of vaccinations in the Capital City began Tuesday but will continue to make sure every employee is vaccinated.

Ochsner Health was one of the first health systems in the state to get the Pfizer vaccine and since have given more than 15,000 doses to Ochsner employees, community physicians, and other healthcare providers across the state.

A spokesperson with Ochsner says the medical center will give out any unused vaccines to existing patients who are eligible, but they must schedule an appointment.

The media briefing will begin at 11:15 a.m.

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