Search / 13 results found

from
to
  • Updated

Today's update from the LA Dept. of Health has the number of total cases for the State at 431,771 an increase of 582 cases since yesterday. Th…

  • Updated

BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Heath reported Monday 501 vaccine providers across the state will receive very limited doses of COVID vaccine.These providers — including 181 chain pharmacies, 161 independent pharmacies, 61 hospitals, 50 public health providers, 28 urgent cares, 22 federally qualified health centers, 22 medical practices, 13 rural health clinics and 22 other healthcare providers.LDH has published the list of participating providers, along with their locations and contact information, on its website: covidvaccine.la.gov. In addition, residents can call 211 to find a vaccine provider near them.Future distribution is dependent on vaccine made available to the state, among other factors. To stress, there is no guarantee that providers receiving vaccine this week will receive vaccine in the future.These vaccines will be available only for the following populations in Phase 1B, Tier 1: Persons 65 and olderDialysis providers and patientsAmbulatory and outpatient providers and staffBehavioral health providers and staffUrgent care clinic providers and staffCommunity care providers and staffDental providers and staffNon-emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) providers and staffProfessional 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)Interpreters and Support Service Providers (SSPs) working in community and clinic-based settings, and clients who are both deaf and blindHealth-related support personnel (lab staff, mortuary staff who have contact with corpses, pharmacy staff)Schools of allied health students, residents and staffState and local essential COVID emergency response personnelSome elections staff of March and April electionsTeachers and any other support staff working on site in K-12 or daycareAll pregnant personsIndividuals ages 55-64 with at least one of the conditions listed by the CDC as placing them at an "increased risk of severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19." Persons with the following qualifying underlying medical conditions are advised to complete the Louisiana COVID-19 Vaccine Attestation Form to receive the vaccine (providers should have available if individuals are not able to print and complete in advance):CancerChronic kidney diseaseCOPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)Down syndromeHeart conditions including but not limited to heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathiesImmunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplantObesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30kg/m2 or higher but less than 40kg/m2)Severe obesity (BMI greater than 40kg/m2)Sickle cell diseaseSmokingType 2 diabetes mellitusEligible residents must contact a participating provider and make an appointment with them.Second dosesIf residents missed their second COVID vaccine dose appointments last week they can safely delay the second dose days or weeks if need be.

  • Updated

The latest release of AARP’s Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard depicts a worsening crisis from coast to coast, including Louisiana. In the four-…