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North Oaks to Administer 1,200 COVID-19 Doses at Mass Vaccination Event

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  • Written By: Melanie Lanaux Zaffuto
North Oaks to Administer 1,200 COVID-19 Doses at Mass Vaccination Event

North Oaks Immunization Clinic will host a Mass Vaccination Event Thursday, March 11 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday, March 12, from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. using the Johnson & Johnson one-dose COVID-19 vaccine. The event is being held in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH).

The clinic plans to administer 1,200 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine by appointment to individuals who meet current Phase 1A or Phase 1B, Tier 1, eligibility criteria as defined by LDH here. Individuals who meet LDH’s eligibility criteria may schedule an appointment to receive the vaccine here or by calling (985) 230-SHOT [7468]. Appointments are required for North Oaks Immunization’s mass vaccination event; walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

“With nationwide supplies of COVID-19 vaccines limited, it is imperative that we offer individuals as many options as possible to access vaccination,” asserts Dr. Robert Peltier, chief medical officer for North Oaks Health System. “Vaccination moves us closer to putting the pandemic behind us and getting back to the places and people we love.”

The Immunization Clinic is located on the North Oaks Medical Center campus in Hammond. Those with appointments should enter the campus via Medical Arts Plaza Drive from Highway 51 Business/Veterans Boulevard, use Parking Lot C and follow the blue “IMM” signs to the Immunization Clinic entrance.

The FDA granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine Feb. 27, 2021. EUA means the FDA has found the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to be safe and effective after rigorous trials and evaluation. J&J is the third COVID-19 vaccine to receive EUA, following the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. A fact sheet for the vaccine, which is also known as J&J or Janssen, is available for review on the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) website here.