Houma-Thibodaux area teachers can get COVID vaccines during extended hours. Here's how
Ochsner-run hospitals in Houma, Raceland and Morgan City are offering COVID-19 vaccines to teachers in a special program that includes extended hours and weekends.
“Our classroom heroes have done an incredible job keeping our school communities safe throughout the pandemic under challenging circumstances,” said Dr. William Lennarz, Ochsner Health's chairman of pediatrics. “The COVID-19 vaccine represents hope, and we want to do everything we can to quickly vaccinate our teachers and school staff to keep them, students and our community safe.”
Teachers who are existing MyOchsner users can log on at my.ochsner.org to schedule an appointment. Teachers can also set up a new account at the website or by calling 844-888-2772 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. When registering, select “Teacher or support staff (K-12 or daycare)" so you are able to see the extended hours and weekend appointments offered to teachers and school staff members.
Teachers can get vaccines this Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at Chabert Medical Center in Houma and St. Anne Hospital in Raceland and 9-11 a.m. at Ochsner-St. Mary Hospital in Morgan City.
Additional vaccine appointments are available to all residents who qualify under the latest state guidelines. They include anyone 65 or older, healthcare workers, police and first-responders, pregnant women and residents 55 and older with certain underlying medical conditions. A full list of criteria can be found here.
To check for vaccine availability, log on to MyOchsner or call 844-888-2772. New appointments open each week based on vaccine supply, and quantities are limited.
Drive-through community vaccinations are scheduled for these times and places:
Ochsner St. Anne, 4608 La. 1, Raceland, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.
Chabert Medical Center, 1978 Industrial Blvd., Houma, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday.
Ochsner-St. Mary Hospital, 1151 Marguerite St., Morgan City, 1-4 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.