REPORT: Where to find COVID-19 vaccines at local pharmacies
ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - The Louisiana Department of Health is providing updates on the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines across the state, including locally here in Cenla.
The vaccines will be available only for those in Phase 1B, Tier One:
- People who are 70 years of age and above;
- Home health services patients and staff;
- Ambulatory/outpatient health care personnel;
- Residents, students and staff of schools of allied health; and
- People being treated for end stage renal disease (patients on dialysis).
LDH says that eligible residents must contact a participating pharmacy and make an appointment at the pharmacy. Patients who arrive without an appointment will not be vaccinated. Do not arrive at a location without an appointment.
LDH is currently working on a list where you can find a local pharmacy that supplies the vaccines, however, this is a work in progress and the pharmacies are not yet fully compiled. That list can be found HERE. Check back for updates. We are aware at this time, most of the time slots have been filled up. LINK: Click here for the latest COVID-19 vaccine information in Louisiana.
Here are local pharmacies that are listed as having the vaccine:
- Allen Parish Hospital Medical Center, 108 6th Avenue, Kinder. (337) 738-9494
- SincereRx Hometown Pharmacy, 715 1st Avenue, Kinder. 337-738-2614
- Avoyelles Community Health Center, 338 Moreau Street, Marksville. 318-597-8991 CLICK HERE
- Don’s Pharmasave, 134 Rue Medicine Street, Marksville. 318-359-3774
- Walgreens #11830, 236 S Main Street, Marksville. CLICK HERE
- Walmart Pharmacy #1128, 7162 Highway 1, Mansura. (318) 253-4073
- Brookshire Brothers Pharmacy #50, 1103 W. First Street, DeRidder. 337-463-2258
- Walgreens #10537 916 N Pine Street, DeRidder. CLICK HERE
- Books Pharmacy, 1158 Logan Sewell Dr. Vidalia. 318-442-5710 CLICK HERE
- Scott’s Pharmacy Ferriday, 114 Serio Blvd. in Ferriday. CLICK HERE
- Reeves Drug Store, 307 Carter Street, Vidalia. (318) 336-5112
- Grant Community Health Center, 340 Webb Smith Drive, Colfax. (318) 627-5021
- East Grant Community Health Center, 9465 US Hwy 165, Pollock. 318-627-5021 CLICK HERE
- Outpatient Medical Center 1640 Breazealle Springs Street, Natchitoches 318-352-9299 CLICK HERE
- Super 1 Pharmacy #604, 5696 Hwy 1 Bypass, Natchitoches. 318-214-0050. CLICK HERE
- Super 1 Pharmacy #613, 318 Dixie Plaza, Natchitoches. 318-352-3141. CLICK HERE
- Walmart Pharmacy #107, 925 Keyser Avenue, Natchitoches. (318) 352-1903
- Albertsons, 2265 S. MacArthur Drive, Alexandria CLICK HERE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
- Holloway Pharmacy, 12805 Highway 28E, Pineville. 318-466-3113. CLICK HERE
- Kroger Pharmacy #381, 1422 MacArthur Drive, Alexandria. (318) 442-0512
- Louisiana Quick Care 12805 Hwy 28 East, Pineville 318-466-0512
- Rapides Parish Health Unit, 5604-A Coliseum Boulevard, Alexandria. (318) 487-5282
- Rapides Primary Health Care Center, Inc. 1217 Willow Glen River Road, Alexandria. 318-487-4400. CLICK HERE
- Super 1 Pharmacy, 604 MacArthur Drive, 318-442-5710. CLICK HERE
- Super 1 Pharmacy, 2951 Cottingham Expressway, Pineville. 318-641-7131. CLICK HERE
- Walgreens #9182, 3400 Military Hwy, Pineville. CLICK HERE
- Walgreens Pharmacy #1657, 3333 Masonic Drive, Alexandria. CLICK HERE
- Walgreens #10538, 2008 S. 5th Street, Leesville CLICK HERE TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
- Outpatient Medical Center, 908 S 10th Street, Leesville. 337-238-1274 CLICK HERE
We are aware that several locations are already filling up with appointments. Keep in mind that more vaccines will become available in the near future.
NOTE FROM LDH: The Department of Health has recently received indications that certain vaccine providers in the state are reserving their excess doses (i.e., doses that exceeds hospital, clinic, or pharmacy staff uptake) of OWS COVID-19 vaccine for existing patients of their clinic, pharmacy, system or institution (e.g., only for persons who have been patients of the hospital or clinic within the last x months). While recent LDH guidance to Hospitals authorized the administration of excess vaccine doses to individuals aged 70 and above, and certain other enumerated classes of individuals, it was the intent of that guidance that providers do not discriminate between current patients and non-current patients, or other similar metrics, in administering such excess doses. To the extent that such discrimination is occurring, it must immediately cease. OWS COVID-19 vaccine providers are required to ensure discrimination based on prior commercial relationship with the provider, or any other type of relationship, does not occur. This includes discrimination based on “existing” or “prior” patients of a particular provider. All providers are reminded that distribution of OWS COVID-19 vaccine doses are subject to after-action audits and adverse action could be considered if improper discrimination by a provider is determined to have occurred.
The Office of Public Health will transition the Exhibition Hall site from Testing to Vaccination as soon as vaccine supplies become available. The testing will be transitioned over to the Rapides Parish Office of Public Health as of January 11, 2020. The hours will continue to be 8 am to 1 p.m.
Stay with KALB to learn about additional doses of the vaccine.
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