Get the latest information from Ochsner LSU Health on what you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine.
Vaccination is key to ending this pandemic. COVID-19 hospitalizations are increasing with more younger people severely affected. Ochsner LSU Health is offering J&J vaccines at no-cost to patients in all of our urgent care centers. Walk-ins are welcome. Find an urgent care near you.
On May 10, 2021, Pfizer received FDA approval under Emergency Authorization Use (EUA) to expand vaccination to children ages 12-15 based on new trial data. Ochsner LSU Health is now scheduling for anyone ages 12 years or older to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Ochsner LSU Health only recommends and administers vaccines that the Food and Drug Administration has certified as safe and effective for all patients and employees, including our most vulnerable populations. The benefits of vaccination greatly outweigh the risks of forgoing immunization for your child. Data specific to the 12-15-year-old group shows 100% efficacy, robust antibody responses and was well tolerated. Consent by a parent or guardian is required for anyone under 18. Consent can be provided through MyChart, during e-Pre Check, through a witnessed legal consent form, or in person at the vaccination location. In accordance with Louisiana's new mask mandate, Ochsner LSU Health still requires the use of masks at all hospitals and clinics.
We are offering scheduling for new first dose appointments at select locations on a first-come, first-served basis.
Anyone age 18 years or older is eligible for all COVID-19 vaccines and anyone who 12 years or older is eligible for the Pfizer vaccine in Louisiana.
MyChart users can check availability and schedule their vaccinations via MyChart. If you have never been to an Ochsner location before and do not have a MyChart account, you can sign up at my.ochsner.org/lsu, or call 318-626-0050 for Shreveport locations and 318-330-7599 for Monroe. Appointments are encouraged and walk-ups are welcome.
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We appreciate your willingness to be part of the solution as we work together to end this pandemic.
Based on trial data, people ages 16 and 17 are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine under Louisiana’s eligibility criteria.