Starting today, Louisiana will begin receiving the first very limited doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine that will be available at 107 pharmacies across the state.

The vaccines will be available only for those in Phase 1B, Tier One: 

  • People who are 70 years of age and above;
  • Home health services patients and staff; 
  • Ambulatory/outpatient health care personnel;
  • Residents, students and staff of schools of allied health; and
  • People being treated for end stage renal disease (patients on dialysis). 

LDH has published the list of participating pharmacies, along with their locations and contact information, on its website:

Eligible residents must contact a participating pharmacy and make an appointment at the pharmacy. Patients who arrive without an appointment will not be vaccinated. Do not arrive at a location without an appointment. 

These 107 pharmacies — 45 chain pharmacies and 62 independent pharmacies — represent 51 parishes and all nine public health regions of the state.

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.

The goal is to provide everyone with the opportunity to get vaccinated against COVID.

For information from the Louisiana Department of Health on COVID-19, click here