The Louisiana Department of Health is placing a temporary pause on all administration of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine while federal health agencies investigate whether six reported cases of blood clotting were caused by the vaccine in other states. Providers in the state of Louisiana will continue to use the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
Following FDA and CDC recommendations, providers in Louisiana should pause administering the J&J COVID-19 vaccine immediately, and all shipments to providers will be temporarily suspended until more information is gathered.
Mobile testing for COVID-19 in Southwest Louisiana will now include two locations, both with access to rapid COVID-19 testing through Cue Health. Cue offers COVID-19 molecular point-of-care testing with results in 20 minutes.
This week, 486 vaccine providers across the state will receive very limited doses of COVID vaccine. These providers include national and independent pharmacies, public health providers, clinics and physician offices, hospitals and others.
The hotline, at 1-855-453-0774, will help residents schedule vaccine appointments, find vaccine providers in their area and connect people with medical professionals who can answer vaccine-related questions.