COVID-19 Vaccinations Thursday at Rivertown

Shane Hubbard, Director of the Red River Parish Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness said there will be a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic held at Rivertown Market on Thursday.  The clinic will be 9:00 am until 1:00 pm on March 4th.

People 65 and older or 55 with an underlying medical condition (below is a list), and qualified healthcare professional(listed below) will be allowed a vaccine.  Hubbard said appointments must be made in advance.

Lsuhs.edu  is where you will find the public registration link.  Please share this link with the public and encourage people to register before the day of the event.  Registering ahead of time is how we gage how much vaccine to bring.  We will bring enough for folks to register on site.

Below is a list of folks eligible to get the vaccine:

 Limited amounts of COVID vaccines are available only for:

  • Persons 65 and older
  • Dialysis providers and patients
  • Ambulatory and outpatient providers and staff

o  Behavioral health providers and staff

o  Urgent care clinic providers and staff

o  Community care providers and staff

o  Dental providers and staff

o  Non-emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) 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 and April elections
  • Teachers and any other support staff working on site in K-12 or daycare
  • All pregnant persons
  • Individuals ages 55-64 with at least one of the conditions listed by the CDCas 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, before their appointment, to receive the vaccine:

o  Cancer

o  Chronic kidney disease

o  COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)

o  Down syndrome

o  Heart conditions including but not limited to heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies

o  Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant

o  Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30kg/m2 or higher but less than 40kg/m2)

o  Severe obesity (BMI greater than 40kg/m2)

o  Sickle cell disease

o  Smoking

o  Type 2 diabetes mellitus