Department of Health: 107 pharmacies in 51 parishes start receiving COVID vaccine

Louisiana began receiving the first very limited doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine on Jan. 4 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).

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.