YOU are your family’s most trusted source.
As “Chief Medical Officer” in your household, it’s your job to keep your family safe. At the Urban League of Louisiana, it’s our job and commitment to keep you informed.
Learn more about the Covid-19 vaccine.
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The Urban League of Louisiana is committed to keeping our communities informed and providing trusted resources regarding the Covid-19 Vaccine.
As the Chief Medical Officer for your household, we understand how vital it is for you to know all the facts and information that will help you make the best decisions regarding your family. We are here to help!
Committed to Health Equity
One of the Urban League of Louisiana’s top priorities is Health Equity, which“ensures that everyone, regardless of race, neighborhood, or financial status, has fair and equal access to a healthy community of opportunity.” (Source: PolicyLink)
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We fight for health equity because we know that there is a long history of systemic inequities when it comes to healthcare in the United States. We know that there is much to be done to address the inequities of the past and to build a future where there is access and affordability.
We understand the distrust that many communities of color have expressed in the medical system. We hear you, we see you and we honor the concerns that you have shared. We believe that knowledge is power and we are pleased to provide resources concerning the Covid-19 Vaccine that will help you to make the choices that are best for you and your family.
What do I need to know about the Covid-19 Vaccine?
The Louisiana Department of health has developed a COVID-19 VACCINE WEBSITE.
The LDH also provides a list of FAQs specific to Louisiana.
National Urban League -“Black America Has Questions About Vaccines. National Urban League Has Answers.”
Read the article, which includes a link to the full town hall.
The CDC has provided a continuously updated list of the current knowns and unknowns regarding the vaccine, which addresses safety concerns, availability and additional information to inform the public. They also provide a list of FAQs that are updated regularly.
Who is eligible to receive the vaccine?
The Louisiana Department of Health is coordinating the Covid-19 vaccine distribution effort in Louisiana. As more vaccine doses become available from the CDC, more individuals and groups will be offered a vaccination.
Limited amounts of Covid vaccines are currently available for select groups defined by the Louisiana Department of Health with guidance from the CDC.
Where can I get the vaccine?
Vaccines are currently being distributed at a variety of locations throughout the state including health units, pharmacies, medical clinics, and hospitals.
Patients must contact a participating location and make an appointment at the location. Many appointments can be made online through location websites.
How much does it cost to get the vaccine?
The Covid-19 vaccine is FREE.
The federal government is making vaccines available at no cost. You cannot be charged for a vaccine or a regular office visit to receive a vaccine. (Source: Louisiana Department of Health)