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Twenty people receive Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on LSUA campus Wednesday

Published: Feb. 3, 2021 at 1:56 PM CST
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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - More COVID-19 vaccines are becoming available in Cenla.

LSUA received an allotment from the Louisiana Department of Health on Monday, Feb. 1. The university is a point of distribution for the COVID-19 vaccine. The Louisiana Department of Health allocated a total of 300 doses to the university.

A total of 20 people were given the first round of the Moderna vaccine at the student health center Wednesday, Feb. 3. The university is following the current tier system the department of health has in place. The only people vaccinated Wednesday include essential workers, nursing and allied health students and anyone else that fits the necessary guidelines.

Four campus police officers received the vaccine. Officer Mechelle Williams says it’s a relief to get the vaccine since the police department is still coming into contact with individuals every single day.

“We do come in contact with a lot of individuals here in the community because our first thing is safety first, making sure the campus is safe. Regardless of if we get a call or anything, we still have to address it. So being that we are in the midst of a pandemic, to be able to get vaccinated, it helps us.”

Mechelle Williams, LSUA Police Officer

LSUA officials are sending out invitations to the people within the university system that meet the necessary guidelines to make an appointment at this time. This point of distribution is only for students, faculty and staff at LSUA, and not open to the public.

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