Two vaccination sites to open in St. John the Baptist Parish next week

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – St. John the Baptist Parish and the Louisiana Department of Health will hold two vaccination and testing centers next week.

St. John Parish Public Health Unit located at 473 Central Ave. in Reserve will be open Monday, Oct. 4 through Friday, Oct. 9 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Walk-ins are welcomed, but ppointments are preferred.

The vaccines that will be available at this location are Pfizer for ages 12 and older. Johnson and Johnson, Moderna and Tetanus will be available for ages 18 and older. The Pfizer booster shot will also be available for those who are eligible. The testing options that will be available are PCR and Rapid Testing.

For more information on the St. John the Baptist Health Unit site, call (985)-536-2172.

The second location is Regala Park Gym located at 200 Regala Park Rd. in Reserve. This site will only be open on Monday, Oct. 4 from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m.

No appointment is needed. The vaccines that will be available at this location are Pfizer for ages 12 and older. Johnson and Johnson, Moderna and Tetanus will be available for ages 18 and older. The Pfizer booster shot will also be available for those who are eligible. The Rapid COVID-19 Test will be available for administering.

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