North Caddo Medical Center in Vivian, Louisiana, is giving COVID-19 vaccinations Wednesday, February 10th from noon till they run out of vaccines. Individuals MUST MEET STATE CRITERIA (See below). The medical center has scheduled appointments for those on their waiting list but will have 200 additional doses. North Caddo Medical Center is making these doses available to the public who meet state vaccination criteria on a first-come, first-serve basis. Only those WITH appointments will be seen before noon.
The medical center has changed its vaccine route to the back of the facility. The line will begin on Dr. John Haynes Dr. / Spruce Street coming from Airport Drive. NCMC Employees will be there to give directions. A portion of the block will be closed to through traffic for safety concerns.
The Medical Center’s vaccination clinic is a drive-through process. Everyone is to stay in their vehicle for the entire route. Patients will drive through the tent in the parking to give their information for registration. After the shot is administered, patients will wait in a designated area for 15 minutes to ensure no adverse reactions. Patients will be given a packet with educational material and more.
The public is asked to bring a form of identification and insurance information. It is unnecessary to have insurance to receive a vaccination, and there is no out of pocket cost for the vaccination.
Criteria according to https://ldh.la.gov/covidvaccine/
- Persons 65 and older
- Dialysis providers and patients
- Ambulatory and outpatient providers and staff
- Behavioral health providers and staff
- Urgent care clinic providers and staff
- Community care providers and staff
- Dental providers and staff
- Professional home care providers (including hospice workers) and home care recipients (including older and younger people with disabilities over the age of 16 who receive community or home-based care, as well as clients of home health agencies)
- American Sign Language (ASL) and foreign language interpreters and Support Service Providers (SSPs) working in community and clinic-based settings, and clients who are both deaf and blind
- Health-related support personnel (lab staff, mortuary staff who have contact with corpses, pharmacy staff)
- Schools of allied health students, residents and staff
- Law enforcement and other first responders
- Louisiana Unified Command Group
- State and local essential COVID emergency response personnel
- Some elections staff ahead of March elections