This week, 1,444 vaccine providers across the state will have available doses of COVID vaccine. These 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, community vaccination events are taking place across the state and are also listed on LDH’s 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 and homebound vaccinations, 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 12 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. A signed parental consent form is required for those younger than 18 to be vaccinated.
Participating providers must give available vaccine doses to anyone who is eligible. Failure to do so will affect whether the provider receives future allocations of the vaccine.
The Louisiana Department of Health is coordinating the COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort in Louisiana. We are confident that COVID-19 vaccines will be critical to ultimately ending the pandemic.
As COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to surge among unvaccinated individuals, all Louisianans are called upon to take action to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the state by getting their vaccine if they have not yet done so or by helping their family, friends and neighbors get the shot. We have three very safe, very effective vaccines that provide a high degree of protection against COVID-19 and its variants, including the highly contagious Delta variant, and they are available at no cost.
The Louisiana Department of Health and CDC recommend that people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems receive an additional dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 28 days after their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. This includes people who have:
- Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
- Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Received a stem cell transplant within the last two years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
- Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
- Advanced or untreated HIV infection
- Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response
- Other conditions which cause moderate or severe immunosuppression similar to the above conditions
- People should talk to their healthcare provider about their medical condition, and whether getting an additional dose is appropriate for them.
- Prescription or notation from a physician or other prescriber is not necessary at this time. Patients with one of the above conditions who wish to receive an additional dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine may self-attest to their condition by completing and signing this form.
Additional doses or booster shots for any other population are not recommended at this time.
As COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to surge among unvaccinated Louisianans, all Louisianans are called upon to take action to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the state by getting their vaccine if they have not yet done so or by helping their family, friends and neighbors get the shot. We have three very safe, very effective vaccines that provide a high degree of protection against COVID-19 and its variants, including the highly contagious Delta variant, and they are available at no cost.
Masking up and social distancing go hand in hand with vaccines to slow the spread of COVID in our communities. A statewide mask mandate indoors is in effect through at least September 1 for all residents ages 5 and older. Face coverings are highly encouraged for those ages 2 to 4 as tolerated.