Pharmacies in Louisiana to Receive More COVID-19 Vaccine, Now Available to More People

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Pharmacies in Louisiana to Receive More COVID-19 Vaccine, Now Available to More People

Published January 11, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Health has announced that they will be distributing more COVID-19 vaccine to more pharmacies across the state. The vaccine will also now be available to more individuals and groups.
From the Louisiana Department of Health – This week, 209 vaccine providers across the state will receive very limited doses of the COVID vaccine.

These 209 providers – including 87 chain pharmacies, 93 independent pharmacies, 20 federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), and 9 healthcare sites – represent all nine public health regions and 64 parishes of the state. This is an increase of 102 providers that eligible residents can access since last week.

While the state was able to resupply the initial 107 pharmacies that received COVID vaccine doses last week, future distribution is dependent on vaccine made available to the state, among other factors. 

These vaccines will be available only for those in Phase 1B, Tier 1: 

  • Persons age 70 years or older
  • Outpatient clinic providers and clinic staff
  • Urgent care clinic providers and staff
  • Community care clinic providers and staff
  • Behavioral health clinic providers and staff
  • Dialysis providers and clients 
  • Home health service providers, direct support workers, and recipients
  • Dental providers and staff
  • Students, residents, faculty, and staff of allied health schools

Participating providers must make the vaccine available to anyone who is eligible. Failure to do so will inform future decisions about distribution.    

Eligible residents must contact a participating provider and make an appointment with them. Patients who arrive without an appointment will not be vaccinated. Do not arrive at a location without an appointment. LDH cannot make appointments for patients; only providers can.


Follow this link for a list of Pharmacies Administering COVID-19 Vaccine in Calcasieu Parish and information on how to make an appointment.

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 vaccination.

We want everyone to have the opportunity to get vaccinated against COVID. We are confident that COVID-19 vaccines will be a critical tool in ultimately ending the pandemic.