MONROE, La. — Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport – Monroe Medical Center, the City of Monroe, and the Louisiana Department of Health for Region 8 will be hosting a mass vaccination event at the Monroe Civic Center later this month.
The event will take place on March 16 and 17 from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM. The event is open to eligible residents but appointments will be required.
On Tuesday, March 16, the event will offer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Residents who receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will not have to schedule a follow up appointment.
On Wednesday, March 17, the event will offer the Moderna vaccine. The Moderna vaccine requires two doses and residents who receive this vaccine will have a follow up appointment four weeks after the initial dose.
Residents who meet any of the following criteria will be eligible to receive the vaccine:
- 65 and older
- Healthcare workers
- K-12 teachers, support staff and daycare personnel
- Law enforcement and first responders
- Pregnant persons
- 55 and older with at least one underlying medical condition as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention