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Coronavirus Updates

Vaccine Information

Don't Wait - Vaccinate

All Louisianans 16 years old or older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning Monday, March 29.


LSUS Vaccination Survey 

In order to collect an accurate count of who still needs the vaccine, please let LSUS know if you've already been vaccinated by completing The Vaccination Survey.


Louisiana Department of Health Testing Site Information

There are a number of vaccination sites around Northwest Louisiana. To find a site, please review the Louisiana Department of Health Vaccination Location Page


LSU Health Shreveport Vaccine Information

For information on the LSU Health Shreveport Vaccination Sites, please visit the LSUSHS COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic Page


10 Things to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine

  1. The safety of the COVID-19 vaccine has been a top priority. The vaccine has been sufficiently tested, and development has followed regulations. Seriousness of the pandemic has spurred global cooperation for vaccine research and distribution, using already existing data about coronaviruses.
  2. The vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19. None of the authorized COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. contain the live virus that causes COVID-19.
  3. The vaccine will help protect you from getting COVID-19. Two doses are required to be considered immunized and will minimize the severity of the case if you do. Full protection is achieved two weeks after the last/only dose:
    • The Pfizer vaccine requires a second dose 21 days after receiving the first dose.
    • The Moderna vaccine requires a second dose 28 days after receiving the first dose.
    • The Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires only one dose.
  4. The vaccine will be given at no cost.
  5. If you're currently infected with COVID-19, you should wait to receive the vaccine until after completing isolation.
  6. You will not receive a positive viral COVID-19 test result from receiving the vaccination.
  7. If you have already had COVID-19, you should still receive the COVID-19 vaccine to help prevent reinfection.
  8. If you have a history of allergies related to vaccinations, you should consult a healthcare professional before receiving the vaccine.
  9. As your body builds protection after receiving the vaccine, you may experience common side effects including pain or swelling at the injection side, fever, chills, tiredness, and headache. If you experience any side effects that cause concern, please consult with a medical professional.
  10. After you receive the vaccine, you'll be provided informational materials about the vaccine, when you should receive your second dose, and how to report any side effects.
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