News Flash

Mayor's Press Releases

Posted on: March 15, 2021

Mayor Broome Announces At-Home Vaccination Initiative and COVID-19 Web Series

BATON ROUGE, La. – March 15, 2021 – This week Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and community partners are announcing two initiatives based on recent recommendations from the EBR Health Equity Vaccine Taskforce.

At-Home Vaccine Initiative

Beginning this week, Mayor Broome, the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging, the Louisiana Department of Health, HealthyBR, and the East Baton Rouge Parish Emergency Medical Services will begin providing at-home COVID-19 vaccines to homebound clients with the Meals on Wheels program in East Baton Rouge Parish. The EBR Emergency Medical Services will administer the vaccines in coordination with the EBR Council on Aging, which is doing outreach to their Meals on Wheels clients. The Louisiana Department of Health is providing an allotment of vaccines for the initiative on a week-by-week basis.

“This partnership is an outgrowth of the EBR Health Equity Vaccine Taskforce which recently released recommendations for greater equity in the vaccination process for East Baton Rouge Parish. Increasing equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccine in our underserved communities is essential to protecting our most vulnerable residents while helping to end the pandemic in Baton Rouge,” said Mayor Broome. “In the near future we also plan to connect with underserved communities through various methods like phone banking and door-to-door outreach to make residents aware of vaccine opportunities.”

"We are overjoyed at the roll-out of the At-Home Vaccination Initiative! Our Homebound Seniors and Meals on Wheels recipients do not have the means to attend our pop-up clinics, but they still have a desire to be vaccinated and feel protected from COVID-19. They have not been forgotten!" said Tasha Clark-Amar, CEO of the EBR Council on Aging.

The initiative will have the capacity to vaccinate dozens of seniors a week.

#COVIDTalesBR Web Series

Mayor Broome is announcing the launch of #COVIDTalesBR a web series hosted by HealthyBR where panelists will engage in a virtual discussion regarding the impact of COVID-19, the importance of vaccinations and testing. This Thursday, March 18, at 6:00 p.m. will be the first episode titled: What’s the 411?: A Serious Discussion on COVID-19 Vaccinations and Testing. The panel discussion will be streamed LIVE on the HealthyBR’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/healthybr) or on the HealthyBR YouTube Chanel (www.youtube.com/healthybr).

Mayor Broome will be joined by Vaccine Activist Nurse Carla Brown; Dr. Byron Jasper of Byja Clinic; Raegan Carter of Louisiana Primary Care Association; Nicole Thomas, DNP, RN of Impact Nurse Consulting; and Courtney Scott, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Baton Rouge. The goal of this web series is to educate the community on the topics related to the Covid-19 vaccine and mitigation efforts needed to end the coronavirus pandemic.   

Some of the topics to be discussed include:

  • Access and equity of vaccine availability 
  • Facts vs. myths about vaccination
  • How to talk to your friends and family about COVID-19 and the vaccine 
  • How to operate in a partially vaccinated world

Community residents can submit their own questions to be answered by our experts by emailing Healthybr@brla.gov.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Mayor's Press Releases

Winter Storm Debris Removal Underway

Posted on: February 19, 2021

Emergency Shelters and City-Parish Offices

Posted on: February 16, 2021

Curfew Issued for East Baton Rouge Parish

Posted on: February 15, 2021

HURRICANE ZETA AND GARBAGE SERVICES

Posted on: October 27, 2020

Mayor Broome Announces Citizen Data Academy

Posted on: September 22, 2020

Geaux Get Healthy Launches Year Three

Posted on: September 21, 2020

Mayor Broome Declares Parish-Wide Emergency

Posted on: September 13, 2020

Stormwater Master Plan Virtual Open House

Posted on: September 2, 2020

City-Parish Buildings Remain Closed

Posted on: August 25, 2020

Mayor Broome to Extend Mask Order

Posted on: July 28, 2020

Tropical Weather Trending

Posted on: July 23, 2020

Real Time Crime Center Gets Major Donation

Posted on: December 11, 2019

Baton Rouge Healthy Food Retail Initiative

Posted on: November 20, 2019

2019 Capital Region Veterans Parade

Posted on: November 11, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: October 22, 2019

Baton Rouge Veteran’s Parade 2019

Posted on: October 7, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: October 7, 2019

Mayor Broome Kicks Off MOVEBR Program

Posted on: September 24, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: August 19, 2019

Tropical Storm Barry Updates

Posted on: July 14, 2019

Invest 92L Preparations

Posted on: July 9, 2019

Gulf Tropical Disturbance Update

Posted on: July 8, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: May 30, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: April 24, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: March 27, 2019

MOHSEP Monitoring Rising Mississippi River

Posted on: February 28, 2019

STATEMENT BY THE MAYOR-PRESIDENT

Posted on: February 4, 2019

Mayor Broome Announces SKYWARN Training

Posted on: December 4, 2018

Essay Contest for Local Middle Schoolers

Posted on: September 11, 2018

Mayor Broome Creates Blight Strike Team

Posted on: February 16, 2018

Metro Council Approves 2018 Budget

Posted on: December 12, 2017