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Opelousas General Health to receive 300 COVID vaccines next week

Appointments available for scheduling
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Posted at 9:41 AM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 10:41:40-05

Opelousas General says that health system will receive 300 COVID-19 vaccine doses next week.

A link is currently available on the OGH website to schedule an appointment to receive a vaccine.

Vaccines will be administered at the Opelousas Civic Center on Thursday, February 18th from 8:00am-4:00pm.

Appointments are only available for those who currently meet the Louisiana Department of Health Phase 1B, Tier 1 criteria:

  • Persons 65 and older
  • Dialysis providers and patients
  • Ambulatory and outpatient providers and staff
  • Behavioral health providers and staff
  • Urgent care clinic providers and staff
  • Community care providers and staff
  • Dental providers and staff
  • Professional home care providers (including hospice workers) and home care recipients (including older and younger people with disabilities over the age of 16 who receive community or home-based care, as well as clients of home health agencies)
  • American Sign Language (ASL) and foreign language interpreters and Support Service Providers (SSPs) working in community and clinic-based settings, and clients who are both deaf and blind
  • Health-related support personnel (lab staff, mortuary staff who have contact with corpses, pharmacy staff)
  • Schools of allied health students, residents and staff
  • Law enforcement and other first responders
  • Louisiana Unified Command Group
  • State and local essential COVID emergency response personnel
  • Some elections staff ahead of March elections

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine and vaccine locations, click here.

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