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Who is eligible for the vaccine right now 

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

    • 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 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, before their appointment, to receive the vaccine:

    • Cancer

    • Chronic kidney disease

    • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)

    • Down syndrome

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

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

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

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

    • Sickle cell disease

    • Smoking

    • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

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