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Mass Vaccination Site Now Open At New Orleans Convention Center

Jack Rattenbury Jack Rattenbury

Mass Vaccination Site Now Open At New Orleans Convention Center

A community vaccination opens today at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in NOLA.

The federal government helped launch the mass vaccination center in New Orleans. Opening today on March 4th, it’s located at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

FEMA contributed $4.1 million to the site, run in partnership with LCMC Health, the New Orleans Health Department and the state of Louisiana.

The mass vaccination site is NOLA’s latest local effort for an effective rollout system, which aims to give out hundreds, then thousands of vaccines daily.

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Thousands of new Johnson and Johnson coronavirus vaccines are arriving in New Orleans. The exact number is unclear, but the city estimates it could get around 10,000 vaccine doses over the course of the next week.

Appointments will be required through the LCMC website or by phone, but anyone can sign up. For more information, visit LCMChealth.org.

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“We’re trying to make it as easy as possible for people,” said LCMC representative Jeff Elder. “The goal will be to get them pre-registered before they show up; when they get there they can then check in quickly, be vaccinated, sit for their 15-minute wait time and then be on their way.”

There’s even a free shuttle service to the site. RTA are providing the service that you can catch from Duncan Plaza, Algiers Park & Ride, or East New Orleans Walmart.

Featured Image: Chad Zuber, via Shutterstock.