On May 10, 2021, Pfizer received FDA approval under Emergency Authorization Use (EUA) to expand vaccination to children ages 12-15 based on new trial data. Ochsner Health is now scheduling for anyone ages 12 years or older to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
Ochsner Health and Ochsner Hospital for Children will only recommend and administer vaccines that the Food and Drug Administration has certified as safe and effective for all patients and employees, including our most vulnerable populations. The benefits of vaccination greatly outweigh the risks of forgoing immunization for your child. Data specific to the 12-15-year-old group shows 100% efficacy, robust antibody responses and was well tolerated.
Consent by a parent or guardian is required for anyone under 18. Consent can be provided through MyOchsner, during ePreCheck, through a witnessed legal consent form, or in person at the vaccination location.
In accordance with Louisiana's new mask mandate, Ochsner Health still requires the use of masks at all hospitals and clinics.
We are offering scheduling for new first dose appointments at select locations on a first-come, first-served basis.
Anyone age 18 years or older is eligible for all COVID-19 vaccines and anyone who 12 years or older is eligible for the Pfizer vaccine in Louisiana.
MyOchsner users can check availability and schedule their vaccinations via MyOchsner. If you have never been to an Ochsner location before and do not have a MyOchsner account, you can sign up at my.ochsner.org, visit Ochsner.org/appointment-availability or call 1-844-888-2772. Appointments are encouraged and walk-ups are welcome.
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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.