Louisiana Joins Federal Retail Pharmacy Program to Expand COVID Vaccine Distribution

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Louisiana Joins Federal Retail Pharmacy Program to Expand COVID Vaccine Distribution

Published February 03, 2021

The Louisiana Department of Health today confirms the state will join the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program, an effort to increase very limited supply to states and make vaccines more accessible. Nationwide, the program expands the number of pharmacies that will administer vaccines.

In Louisiana, 56 Walmart locations will participate in the Program, which will formally start on February 11. Their participation will mean an increase in the number of doses selected Walmarts pharmacies will receive. Because of Walmart’s prior participation in Louisiana’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout, the Department expects the transition for currently eligible residents and participating providers will be seamless.

Follow this link for a list of pharmacies administering the COVID-19 vaccine in Calcasieu Parish and other areas of Louisiana.

While participating in the partnership will result in an increase in vaccine supply, LDH cannot yet confirm how many doses Louisiana is expected to receive as a result of this partnership.