Ochsner Baton Rouge holding coronavirus vaccine clinic Saturday, March 20

Due to limited doses, an appointment is required for vaccination

Ochsner Baton Rouge holding coronavirus vaccine clinic Saturday, March 20
WWBT file photo of a healthcare provider administering a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. (Source: Courtesy of Augusta Health)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Ochsner Baton Rouge will be holding a free coronavirus vaccine clinic from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 20.

Ochsner Baton Rouge is located at 17000 Medical Center Dr. in Baton Rouge.

Organizers of the event say Ochsner has 1,132 doses of the Pfizer-manufactured COVID-19 vaccine for the event.

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An appointment is required to receive the vaccine at the event. See more about vaccine eligibility below. You can make an appointment online or by phone.

To make an appointment by phone, call 844-888-2772 (weekdays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.)

To make an appointment online, CLICK HERE (if you do not have a MyOchsner account you will need to create one)

When choosing appointments through MyOchsner, patients first select which vaccine they would like to receive before viewing available appointments. To schedule for Saturday, March 20 patients using MyOchsner will select “Pfizer” as the vaccine type before selecting the Baton Rouge vaccine clinic location.

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List of current COVID-19 vaccine eligibility in Louisiana:

Eligibility by Age or Condition

  • People 65 and older
  • Dialysis patients
  • Pregnant people

People with Certain Medical Conditions

  • People 18-64 (or 16+ for Pfizer vaccine only) with at least one of the conditions listed below by the CDC. To receive the vaccine, people with these underlying medical conditions should complete the Louisiana COVID-19 Vaccine Attestation Form (English | Spanish | Vietnamese) before their appointment.
  • Asthma (moderate to severe)
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic liver disease
  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
  • Current or former smoker
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Down syndrome
  • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
  • Hypertension or high blood pressure
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines
  • Overweight (body mass index [BMI] of 25 or higher less than 30)
  • Obesity (BMI of 30 or higher but less than 40)
  • Severe obesity (BMI of 40 or higher)
  • Pulmonary fibrosis (having damaged or scarred lung tissues)
  • Severe neurologic conditions such as dementia
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Type 1 diabetes mellitus
  • Type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • Thalassemia (a type of blood disorder)

Eligibility by Workforce Category

  • Ambulatory and outpatient providers and staff
  • Behavioral health providers and staff
  • Community care providers and staff
  • Dental providers and staff
  • Dialysis providers and staff
  • Non-emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) providers and staff
  • Urgent care clinic providers and staff
  • Professional home care providers (including hospice workers) and home care recipients (including older and younger people with disabilities over the age of 16 who receive community or home-based care, as well as clients of home health agencies)
  • Unpaid family caregivers to people who are receiving licensed home and community-based services
  • American Sign Language (ASL) and foreign language interpreters and Support Service Providers (SSPs) working in community and clinic-based settings, and clients who are both deaf and blind
  • Any staff working in congregate facilities (prisons/jails, shelters, dorms, rehab/detox centers, group homes)
  • Health-related support personnel (lab staff, mortuary staff who have contact with corpses, pharmacy staff)
  • Schools of allied health students, residents and staff
  • Law enforcement and other first responders
  • Louisiana Unified Command Group
  • State legislators
  • State and local essential COVID emergency response personnel
  • Some elections staff ahead of March and April elections
  • Teachers and any other support staff working on site in K-12 or daycare

For more information about Ochsner’s COVID-19 vaccine efforts, click here.

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