The Louisiana Department of Health says that 1,508 vaccine providers across the state will have available doses of COVID vaccine this week.
Providers include national and independent pharmacies, public health providers, clinics and physician offices, hospitals and others.
LDH has published the list of participating providers, along with their locations and contact information on its website: covidvaccine.la.gov .
In addition to these providers, LDH says that community vaccination events are taking place across the state and are also listed on their website.
Residents requiring assistance can call the Bring Back Louisiana COVID-19 vaccine hotline at 1-855-453-0774 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.
The hotline will help residents schedule vaccine appointments, find vaccine providers in their area and connect people with medical professionals who can answer vaccine-related questions.
Those with general COVID-19 questions should dial 211 for assistance.
All Louisiana residents ages 16 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Eligible residents must contact a participating provider to make an appointment. Patients who arrive without an appointment will not be vaccinated.
Patients receiving Moderna or Pfizer vaccines will receive their second dose of the COVID vaccine at the same location they received their first dose. Second-dose appointments should be made during the administration of the first dose. If patients missed their second dose vaccination appointment they should immediately contact the provider of their first dose to schedule a new appointment.
If you have received the Moderna vaccine, ideally your second shot should be given 28 days after your first one. If you get the Pfizer vaccine, the second dose should be given 21 days after the first. According to the CDC, you can safely receive the second dose up to 42 days and likely longer after the first dose if need be.
The Louisiana Department of Health has paused the administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
The Louisiana Department of Health is coordinating the COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort in Louisiana.
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