BATON ROUGE, La. — April 15, 2021 — The federal COVID-19 Community Vaccine Center in Baton Rouge will begin operations Friday, April 16, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, Governor John Bel Edwards, the Louisiana Department of Health, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Thursday.
The site will operate for eight weeks, Tuesday through Sunday, with drive-through hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Appointments can be made on site, at brla.gov/GetVaccinated, by calling 1-855-453-0774, or HERE. Walk-ups are also accepted.
The Community Vaccination Center will be located in the rear parking lot of the Bon Carre Business Center, located at 7306 Harry Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70806.
“This Community Vaccine Center is a critical tool in our fight to end the pandemic. I am calling on all of our residents to Geaux Get Vaccinated while this center is still available,” said Mayor Broome.
“Vaccinations are our best shot at beating this pandemic, and it is absolutely critical that we get as many people vaccinated as soon as possible,” said Gov. John Bel Edwards. “The vaccines are safe and effective, and we are grateful to have this center available to the community. Everyone who still needs an appointment is encouraged to make one today. Our only way out of this is by working together.”
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 may only receive the Pfizer vaccine.
Special thanks to the Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, EBR Department of Public Works, EBR Department of Information Services, EBR Emergency Medical Services, City-Parish Radio Shop, Baton Rouge Fire Department, Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana National Guard, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Louisiana Department of Health, Louisiana Office of Public Health, Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, and Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The City of Baton Rouge has partnered with Uber and the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation to help provide transportation for residents seeking COVID-19 vaccinations, including to this new Bon Carre site. For more information on how to access the Uber rides, click here.
For information from the Louisiana Department of Health about how to access the COVID-19 vaccine in Louisiana, visit COVIDVaccine.la.gov.
For assistance from the Louisiana Department of Health with scheduling a COVID-19 vaccine in Louisiana, call the state’s vaccination hotline at 1-855-453-0774.
To schedule an appointment at this federal Community Vaccination Center in Baton Rouge, click here.