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La. gets unexpected J&J vaccine shipment; Ochsner BR opens up 900 appointments Sunday

1 year 8 months 2 weeks ago Friday, March 12 2021 Mar 12, 2021 March 12, 2021 5:22 PM March 12, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Ochsner opened up hundreds of vaccine appointments this weekend after Louisiana learned it was getting a surprise shipment of more than 5,000 vaccines. 

The governor's office confirmed Friday the state was getting 5,200 shipments of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson shots in addition to its allotment of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. The state previously said it was told not to expect any additional Johnson & Johnson shots in the next week. 

As a result, Ochsner Baton Rouge announced it was opening a pop-up clinic from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday to administer 900 doses of the Johnson & Johnson shot to anyone eligible

You can set up an appointment by calling 844-888-2772 or by clicking here. An additional phone line, 866-624-7637, will open from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday for anyone to schedule an appointment for Sunday. 

Find more vaccine locations here.

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