LSU Health Shreveport’s Center of Excellence for Emerging Viral Threats (CEEVT) announced it will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic Thursday, Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Ben Johnson Auditorium, 400 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
Those eligible to receive the vaccine has been expanded to include residents age 65 and over. To preregister, go to the LSU Health Shreveport website at www.lsuhs.edu.
An emailed appointment timeframe for those ages 65-69 will be sent in the order in which pre-registration was received.
While pre-registration is not required, it is essential to minimizing wait times and an accurate vaccine allocation.
Everyone should bring his or her ID and insurance information.
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.
Limited amounts of COVID vaccines are available at select locations only for:
- Persons 65 and older
- Dialysis providers and patients
- Ambulatory and outpatient providers and staff
- Behavioral health providers and staff
- Urgent care clinic providers and staff
- Community care providers and staff
- Dental 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)
- 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
- 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 and local essential COVID emergency response personnel
- Some elections staff ahead of March elections