COVID-19 vaccine supply is a national concern and Ochsner’s vaccine shipments remain variable week to week.
Due to the limited vaccine supply, we will no longer be able to schedule new appointments for the first dose of COVID-19 vaccines and some scheduled appointments will be impacted.
Patients with first-dose appointments scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 21 – Monday, Jan. 25 will receive a notification from Ochsner via text, MyOchsner or email if their appointment is postponed and will have priority access to reschedule once we receive additional vaccines.
Patients who have received their first dose are GUARANTEED their second dose regardless of date and should keep their vaccine appointments. This appointment must remain on the schedule as previously scheduled and cannot be moved to a different day, time or location.
We understand that our community members are eager to receive the vaccine and acknowledge this news is disappointing. Rest assured, Ochsner is working quickly and diligently to be able to administer as many vaccines as possible once we receive additional inventory. We will open additional vaccination appointments as we receive more vaccine from the state of Louisiana.
We encourage community members to visit this webpage for updates on scheduling availability or sign up for our weekly vaccine update email at ochsner.org/covidvaccine.
We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your ongoing interest and patience.
We appreciate your willingness to be part of the solution as we work together to end this pandemic. Please continue to wear a mask, practice social distancing, maintain good hand hygiene and avoid gathering with individuals outside of your household.
Clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccines are still continuing.
El Dr. Leonardo Seoane, pulmonólogo, intensivista y director académico de Ochsner Health, anima a la comunidad hispana a recibir la vacuna contra el COVID-19 cuando esté disponible.
“Como médico, confió plenamente en la seguridad y eficacia de la vacuna y entiendo lo importante que es para todos poder tener la oportunidad de recibir la vacuna. Por eso mismo me ofrecí como voluntario para ser uno de los primeros en ser vacunado” dijo, el Dr. Seoane.