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People 70 and over must make appointment to receive COVID-19 vaccine

(Gray Media)
Published: Jan. 3, 2021 at 3:48 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE (WVUE) -Louisiana has received limited doses of COVID-19 vaccine that will be available at community pharmacies for those 70-years-old and over.

The Department of Health will post a list of participating pharmacies on its website on Monday, Jan. 4.

There are very limited supplies of the vaccine – approximately 100 doses – at each pharmacy. These vaccines will be available only for people over age 70, home health patients and staff, ambulatory/outpatient care personnel and people being treated for end stage renal disease (patients on dialysis).

Patients must call and make an appointment at the pharmacy. Patients who arrive without an appointment will not be vaccinated.

Patients must provide ID showing proof of age.

Phase 1A of Louisiana’s state vaccine plan is underway, covering frontline healthcare workers and nursing home and long-term care residents and staff. Vaccines will be available to the general public in spring or summer of 2021.

As of Jan. 2, more than 45,000 doses of the vaccine have been administered.

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