Given the low vaccination rates in Central Louisiana, the rising case rates and the recommendations for post-exposure testing, the Office of Public Health is providing COVID vaccination and testing Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at all locations, according to Dr. David J. Holcombe, Regional Administrator/Medical Director for Region 6.
There is no pre-registration or out-of-pocket expenses for either vaccination or testing.
All sites provide all three vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen).
On-site PCR testing is available as well as BINAX testing.
There is a health unit in every parish:
Avoyelles Parish Health Unit (657 Government Street, Marksville, LA 71351)
Catahoula Parish Health Unit (200 Third Street, Jonesville, LA 71343).
Concordia Parish Health Unit (905 Mickey Gilley Avenue, Ferriday, LA 71334).
Grant Parish Health Unit (340-A Webb Smith Drive, Colfax, LA 71417).
LaSalle Parish Health Unit (1673 N. 2ndStreet, Jena, LA 71343).
Rapides Parish health Unit (5604-A Coliseum Blvd, Alexandria, LA 71303).
Vernon Parish Health Unit (406 Fretitta Boulevard, Leesville, LA 71446).
Winn Parish Health Unit (301 West Main Street, Suite 1010, Winnfield, LA 71483).