The Louisiana Department of Health launched the “Bring Back Louisiana” grassroots campaign to educate citizens about getting vaccinated. The LSU AgCenter and Southern
University Ag Center are partnering with the Department of Health to share the ‘what and why’ of Covid-19 vaccines with clientele through our websites, social media, and local Extension Offices.
Across the state, residents 16 and older can now get vaccinated for Covid-19. Over one million Louisiana residents have already received one of the vaccines and that number is growing everyday.
You have questions and we're here to help with answers.
- Are the vaccines safe? Yes, the vaccines have undergone extensive clinical trials and are authorized as safe by the FDA. The vaccines are also 100% effective at preventing severe cases of Covid-19 that could lead to hospitalizations or death.
- Are the vaccines free? Yes, Covid-19 vaccines are free to everyone. Providers can't ask a patient for payment. Providers can bill your insurance, including Medicare or Medicaid, for a vaccine administration fee or the federal government if the person is uninsured.
- Do vaccines contain the Covid-19 virus, eggs, preservatives or latex? No, the vaccines do not contain the live activated Covid-19 virus or items like eggs, preservatives or latex.
- When am I fully vaccinated? Depending on the vaccine administered, you may need two doses to be fully vaccinated.
- Will I experience any side effects? Some people may experience mild to moderate pain or swelling in the arm where the shot was given, fever, chills, tiredness and/or headaches. These are normal and a positive sign that your body is building protection. These side effects usually go away within a couple days.
- How do I get involved with the grassroots Covid-19 vaccine campaign? It's easy. We'd love to have you join us in this exciting mission to ensure no community is left behind as we work to bring back Louisiana! Just visit Louisiana Volunteers in Action Emergency Volunteer Registry
- What if I have more questions? That's not uncommon most people do. Get the facts about vaccines available, where you can get vaccinated, if a vaccination event will be held near you soon, and more. We encourage you to visit Covid Vaccine Facts
You may also call 1-855-453-0774 to make an appointment.