Gov. Edwards, FEMA Announce Drive Through Community Vaccination Center in Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge, LA (STL.News) The city of Baton Rouge will be home to a federal COVID-19 Community Vaccination Center, Gov. John Bel Edwards, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Weston Broome announced.
The site, which will be located in the Bon Carre rear parking lot of the old Bon Marche Mall at 7359 Florida Boulevard in Baton Rouge, will open to the public on April 16, with the capacity to deliver several thousand vaccines a day.
Allocations of vaccine to this site will come directly from the federal government and are in addition to weekly allocations the state of Louisiana receives. All people ages 16 and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in Louisiana, though 16 and 17 year olds must receive the Pfizer vaccine. To get information about the East Baton Rouge site and to schedule an appointment, click here.
The site will operate Tuesdays through Sundays and, on Mondays, teams from the Louisiana National Guard will conduct mobile vaccination clinics in underserved areas. The site’s drive through hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.