COVID-19 Updates January 19, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Information from the Louisiana Department of Health
Health Department: 298 vaccine providers in all 64 parishes will receive COVID vaccine this week
These providers – including 150 chain pharmacies, 112 independent pharmacies, 19 federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), 3 rural health clinics (RHCs), and an additional 14 healthcare sites – represent all nine public health regions and 64 parishes of the state.
While the state was able to resupply the majority of providers that received COVID vaccine doses last week, future distribution is dependent on vaccine made available to the state, among other factors. To stress, there is no guarantee that providers receiving vaccine this week will receive vaccine in the future.
These vaccines will be available only for those in Phase 1B, Tier 1:
- Persons ages 70 years or older
- Outpatient clinic providers and clinic staff
- Urgent care clinic providers and staff
- Community care clinic providers and staff
- Behavioral health clinic providers and staff
- Dialysis providers and clients
- Home health service providers, direct support workers and recipients including people with disabilities over 16
- Dental providers and staff
- Ambulatory care providers and staff, including members of coroner, autopsy, or mortuary teams.
- Students, residents, faculty and staff of allied health schools
Participating providers must make available vaccine available to anyone who is eligible. Failure to do so will inform future decisions about distribution.
LDH has published the list of participating providers, along with their locations and contact information, on its website: covidvaccine.la.gov.
In addition, residents can call 211 to find a vaccine provider near them.
Eligible residents must contact a participating provider and make an appointment with them. Patients who arrive without an appointment will not be vaccinated. Do not arrive at a location without an appointment. LDH cannot make appointments for patients; only providers can.
The Louisiana Department of Health is coordinating the COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort in Louisiana. As more vaccines become available from the CDC, more individuals and groups will be offered a vaccination.
We want everyone to have the opportunity to get vaccinated against COVID. We are confident that COVID-19 vaccines will be a critical tool in ultimately ending the pandemic.
Read this notice on the LDH website here.
Complete list of vaccine providers in Louisiana here.
COVID-19 Community Testing Sites January 19- January 22, 2021
Ochsner Health System is offering Community COVID-19 testing this week in Mandeville —Tuesday, January 19, 2021, through Friday, January 22, 2021, at the Mandeville Community Center, 3090 East Causeway Approach. The testing site is open from 9 a.m. – 4p.m. COVID-19 testing is open to Louisiana residents, age two and older.
Members of the community who wish to be tested should bring an ID and insurance card, if applicable. There are no out-of-pocket costs for those seeking a test and no one will be turned away based on their insurance status. Testing is available at the times listed or until all test kits have been utilized. Testing schedules are subject to change due to weather.
For more information about Ochsner’s community testing resources, please visit ochsner.org/testing. There are no out-of-pocket expenses for these tests.
Visit www.stpgov.org/covid19 for COVID-19 updates.