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Baton Rouge Health District encourages locals to get vaccinated via new campaign

3 years 5 months 1 week ago Friday, January 08 2021 Jan 8, 2021 January 08, 2021 10:26 AM January 08, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ
A Baton Rouge healthcare employee receives boxes of COVID SAFE T-shirts.

BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Health District announced Friday (Jan. 8), that it will begin encouraging citizens to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by means of its new COVID SAFE campaign.

The Health District described the initiative as a coordinated outreach effort among its member healthcare institutions that will focus on COVID-19 vaccine promotion and engagement, with healthcare providers and caregivers showing leadership in the community as vaccines roll out.

 “As healthcare leaders in the Baton Rouge area, we are excited that the COVID-19 vaccines are being given and an end to this global pandemic is within reach. That said, we know it will take time to make the COVID-19 vaccines available to the general public. We want to share messages of hope and encouragement to keep everyone informed so they feel safe, prepared and ready to get their vaccines as soon as they can.” said Steven Ceulemans, Executive Director for the Baton Rouge Health District.

As recently announced by the Health District, all major hospitals have successfully started vaccinating their front-line healthcare workers against COVID-19. A compilation video of these successful, ongoing vaccinations across area hospitals has recently been released and is available at https://youtu.be/WR3FzqS0Sgc .

Those who received their first vaccine dose will start returning for their second and final doses for maximum protection against COVID-19 this week.

As the first healthcare workers complete their vaccinations and vaccination programs continue to expand across the Capital Region, those healthcare heroes who are taking the lead in protecting patients, themselves, and their community from the spread of the virus will get COVID SAFE T-shirts to show their support for getting as many people as possible vaccinated. 

A supportive media campaign including print and social media as well as digital marketing will continue to share information on how vaccination is making area hospitals “COVID SAFE.”

Information is available real-time at www.brcovidsafe.com and using the #COVIDSAFE social media hashtag.

The COVID SAFE campaign will be implemented by Baton Rouge Health District and overseen by a committee of communications leaders of all Health District member institutions, which include Ochsner Health System, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, Baton Rouge Area Foundation, Woman’s Hospital, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge General Medical Center, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana. 

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