Ochsner Health is a system that delivers health to the people of Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate.
COVID-19 vaccines are available now to anyone 6 months or older. Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is the best defense when it comes to slowing the spread of and preventing severe symptoms or illness leading to hospitalization or death.
If you're interested in scheduling a vaccine for children ages 6 months to 4 years, please schedule via MyOchsner or contact your pediatrician.
Please note, not all vaccine locations offer vaccines for ages 5 and under.
Accurate information about the vaccines is important, and it can be difficult to know what sources to trust. For the facts, turn to your doctors at Ochsner as well as the CDC, which provides answers to these common questions:
To view CDC guidance for COVID-19 vaccination schedules based on age and medical condition, click here.
Ochsner Health is administering a small inventory of a new injection used to prevent illness from COVID-19 in some of our most immunocompromised patients in accordance with guidelines from the FDA. Evusheld is a long-acting monoclonal antibody that received an EUA from the FDA for use as pre-exposure prophlyaxis (PrEP) of COVID-19 in adults and pediatric individuals.
Patients who are immunocompromised and who have a referral from their physician are eligible to receive Evusheld, a protective measure to prevent COVID-19 in vulnerable populations. Patients are eligible to receive Evusheld for COVID-19 exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) if they meet the following criteria:
It is very strongly recommended that patients complete the primary series of currently available COVID-19 vaccines (three doses of mRNA vaccine or equivalent). Evusheld is not intended to be a replacement for vaccination but should be used in addition to vaccination for protection against COVID-19.
Please note: Patients who have previously received a lower dose of Evusheld will be contacted to receive their “catch up” dose. Appointment scheduling to receive Evusheld is dependent upon eligibility. A referral is not a guarantee you will receive a dose of Evusheld.
Referral forms are for physician use only. Patients are not required to fill out these forms.
People are protected best from severe COVID-19 illness when they stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccines, which includes getting all recommended boosters when eligible. The CDC provides information and an easy tool for learning when you are eligible for a booster on this webpage.