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Ochsner LSU Health mass vaccination March 16 and 17



MONROE, La. – Ochsner LSU Health will host region 8′s first mass vaccination event starting March 16 and 17, 2021.

They’re giving 750 vaccines each day inside the Monroe Civic Center.

Vaccination runs from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment only.

“So once they come in, they’ll come in through the front, they’ll have arrows directing them, first they’ll come through, they’ll see a police officer. And he’ll direct you, we also have patient flow monitors and traffic flow monitors that will be directing you. If you’re wheelchair bound, they’ll direct you to our handicap assistance line if needed, you’ll come in through the front entrance if you are able to walk, you’ll see arrows directing you to the temperature station,” said the Director of Operations at Ochsner LSU Health, Ashley Letsinger.

Letsinger said if you do the electronic pre-check prior to arrival, you’ll go to the fast-track station first and then the vaccination room. If you have not completed the electronic pre-check, you’ll go to the registration room to get a vaccination card.

After you’re vaccinated, you’ll sit in the monitoring station for a designated period of time.

Registration is full for March 16 if you haven’t already made an appointment.

“For Tuesday, for example, we’re already full for Johnson & Johnson. We still have availability for Moderna on Wednesday. We do anticipate more dates for Johnson & Johnson starting on the 31st (March) and 1st (April), which will be Johnson & Johnson. And after that it will be moving forward every Wednesday and Thursday for Johnson & Johnson. Scheduling will be open in the future. So look out for those dates,” said Letsinger.

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be offered the first day and the Moderna vaccine the second day.

If you are not able to make this mass vaccination, Letsinger said plans are in the works to offer future mass vaccinations each week starting March 31, 2021.