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At this time The Baton Rouge Clinic has received a limited amount of Pfizer Pediatric Vaccine for ages 5-11. We anticipate that we will receive more in the upcoming days, so please monitor our website and social media channels for the most up-to-date information.
To make an appointment, please call (225) 246-9240 or click HERE to schedule online. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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The Baton Rouge Clinic COVID-19 Updates


As our entire country continues to deal with the Coronavirus pandemic, we want to reassure our patients of our continued commitment to caring for those in our Baton Rouge community.  We want you to know that we will continue to very closely monitor this ever-changing situation, and we will continue to update our protocols to ensure the safety, health, and well-being of all of our patients and employees.

We appreciate your understanding and patience during this evolving public health situation.  We’re grateful that the same thing that has kept us thriving for 75 years will be the same thing that will get us through this pandemic:  our commitment– to our patients, to our team, and to this community.

We will always be here for you!

 

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To schedule your COVID-19 Vaccine appointment, please click here or call (225) 246-9240.

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Eligibility:

Vaccine Eligibility:

On March 29th, the State of Louisiana granted vaccine eligibility to the general public. This includes those 16 years and older for the Pfizer vaccine, and those ages 18 years and older for the Moderna Vaccine.

On May 12th, the CDC granted Emergency Use Authorization for the Pfizer vaccine for ages 12 and older. To schedule a Pfizer appointment, please call (225) 246-9240.

At this time (11/4), The Baton Rouge Clinic has received a limited amount of Pfizer Pediatric Vaccine for ages 5-11. We anticipate that we will receive more in the upcoming days, so please monitor our website and social media channels for the most up-to-date information.
To make an appointment, please call (225) 246-9240 or (225) 246-9290. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Please bring a form of identification to your appointment, such as a driver’s license or photo ID.


3rd Shot or Booster Eligibility:

3rd Vaccine Dose

The FDA authorization was amended to allow for a 3rd dose after 28 days of the Moderna or Pfizer Vaccine. At this time, the 3rd dose is to be given to people with certain medical conditions or people receiving treatments that are associated with moderate to severe immune compromise.

      • Receiving active cancer treatment
      • Received an organ transplant and are currently taking medicine to suppress the immune system
      • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are currently taking medicine to suppress the immune system
      • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, WiskottAldrich syndrome)
      • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
      • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids other drugs that may suppress your immune response
      • Other conditions which cause moderate or severe immunosuppression similar to the above conditions

The third dose of the vaccine should be administered at least 28 days following the two-dose regimen of the same vaccine to individuals 18 years of age and older, whose immune systems are compromised moderately to severely).

Please print and sign the 3rd Dose Attestation Form before receiving the 3rd dose of the vaccine.

Please bring a form of identification to your appointment, such as a driver’s license or photo ID.


Booster Shot

Booster shots of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine became available to adults at increased risk, following new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If you are 6 months out from your two-dose Moderna or Pfizer series, you are now eligible to receive a booster shot if you are:

      • Anyone 18 and older who completed their two-dose Pfizer or Moderna vaccine series 6 or more months ago
      • Anyone 18 and older who received their one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine two or more months ago

To schedule either of these appointments, please call (225) 246-9240.

Curious to see how the COVID numbers compare to those of the yearly flu, or even shark attacks and lightning strikes? Click the box below!

 

Putting COVID Numbers and Vaccinations into Context

  • Eligibility Update as of March 22nd

    On March 22nd, the State of Louisiana updated the eligibility to include another tier of Essential Workers (Priority group 1B, Tier 2). Eligibility groups are below:

    Eligibility by Age or Medical Condition:

      • People ages 65 or older
      • Dialysis providers and patients
      • High-risk medical conditions (ages 18 and up, or ages 16 and up for Pfizer vaccine only). To receive the vaccine, people with these underlying medical conditions should complete the Louisiana COVID-19 Vaccine Attestation Form before their appointment, and bring it with them:
          • Asthma (moderate to severe)
          • Cancer
          • Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)
          • Chronic kidney disease
          • Chronic liver disease
          • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
          • Current or former smoker
          • Cystic fibrosis
          • Down syndrome
          • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies
          • Hypertension or high blood pressure
          • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant
          • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines
          • Overweight (body mass index [BMI] of 25 or higher but less than 30)
          • Obesity (BMI of 30 or higher but less than 40)
          • Severe obesity (BMI of 40 or higher)
          • Pregnancy
          • Pulmonary fibrosis (having damaged or scarred lung tissues)
          • Severe neurologic conditions, such as dementia
          • Sickle cell disease
          • Thalassemia (a type of blood disorder)
          • Type 1 diabetes mellitus
          • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

    Eligibility by workforce category:

      • Ambulatory and outpatient providers and staff
          • Behavioral health providers and staff
          • Community care providers and staff
          • Dental providers and staff
          • Dialysis providers and staff
          • Non-emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) providers and staff
          • Urgent care clinic providers and staff
      • American Sign Language (ASL) and foreign language interpreters and Support Service Providers (SSPs) working in community and clinic-based settings, and clients who are both deaf and blind
      • Any staff working in congregate facilities (prisons/jails, shelters, dorms, rehab/detox centers, group homes)
      • Bank tellers
      • Child, youth and family service workers
      • Clergy
      • Construction workers
      • Energy workers
      • Food and agricultural workers
      • Food service (restaurant) workers, hotel workers and other hospitality workers
      • Frontline government workers
      • Grocery store workers
      • Health-related support personnel (lab staff, mortuary staff who have contact with corpses, pharmacy staff)
      • Institutes of higher education faculty/staff
      • IT and communications workers
      • Judges, court staff, clerks of court and staff, district attorneys and public defenders
      • Law enforcement and other first responders
      • Louisiana Unified Command Group
      • Manufacturing workers
      • Media workers
      • Postal workers
      • Professional home care providers (including hospice workers), unpaid family caregivers and home care recipients (including older and younger people with disabilities over the age of 16 who receive community or home-based care, as well as clients of home health agencies)
      • Public and private security and emergency preparedness workers
      • Public health workers
      • Public safety engineers and other workers
      • Schools of allied health students, residents and staff
      • Some elections staff ahead of March and April elections
      • State and local essential COVID emergency response personnel
      • State legislators
      • Teachers and any other support staff working on site in K-12 or daycare
      • Transportation workers including river pilots
      • Veterinarians and support staff
      • Waste management workers
      • Water and wastewater workers

    Patients must show proof of age with driver’s license or proof of qualification such as Employee ID or name tag, pay stub, plan of care, or transplant card.

  • Eligibility Update as of March 9th

    On March 9th, 2021, the State of Louisiana expanded vaccine eligibility.

    Phase 1b, Tier 1 Expansion:

    Individuals aged 18+ (Moderna) and 16+ (Pfizer) with at least one of the conditions listed by the CDC placing them at “increased risk of severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19″:  These individuals must fill out the COVID-19 Vaccine Attestation Form, and bring it to their vaccination appointment.

          • Asthma (moderate-to-severe)
          • Cancer
          • Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)
          • Chronic kidney disease
          • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
          • Current and Former Smokers
          • Cystic fibrosis
          • Down Syndrome
          • Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies
          • Hypertension or high blood pressure
          • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant, blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, or use of other immune weakening medicines
          • Overweight (BMI > 25 kg/m2, but < 30 kg/m2)
          • Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30kg/m2 or higher but < 40kg/m2 ) & Severe obesity (BMIC >40kg/m2 )
          • Pregnancy
          • Severe neurologic conditions, such as dementia
          • Sickle Cell Disease
          • Type 1 diabetes mellitus &Type 2 diabetes mellitus
          • Chronic liver disease
          • Pulmonary fibrosis (having damaged or scarred lung tissues)
          • Thalassemia (a type of blood disorder)

    These patients must also fill out and bring the COVID-19 Vaccine Attestation Form to their appointment.

    Phase 1b, Tier 1a & 1b

          • Persons ages 65 years or older.
          • Ambulatory and outpatient providers and staff
              • Behavioral health providers and staff
              • Urgent care clinic providers and staff
              • Community care clinic providers and staff
              • Dental providers and staff
              • Providers/staff of Nonemergency Medical Transportation Services (NEMT)
              • Outpatient clinic providers and clinic staff
          • American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters and Support Service Providers (SSP’s) working in community and clinic-based settings, and clients who are both deaf and blind
          • Dialysis providers and recipients
          • Election workers (poll workers) assigned to work the March and April 2021 elections whom carry a letter stating they have been selected, along with their ID.
          • Health-related support personnel (lab staff, mortuary staff who have contact with corpses, pharmacy staff)
          • Louisiana Unified Command Group and essential COVID response personnel (requires prior designation by state authorities)
          • Police and other first responders
          • Professional home care providers (including hospice workers) and home care recipients (including older and younger people with disabilities over the age of 16 who receive community or home-based care, as well as clients of home health agencies)
          • State legislators
          • Students, residents, faculty and staff of allied health schools
          • Teachers and any other support staff working onsite in K-12 schools or daycares

    Patients must show proof of age with driver’s license or proof of qualification such as Employee ID or name tag, pay stub, plan of care, or transplant card.

  • Eligibility Update as of February 18th

    The Louisiana Department of Health updated the edibility groups to receive the vaccine.

    Qualifications to be eligible to receive the Vaccine or added to the Waitlist

      • Persons 65 and older
      • Dialysis providers and patients
      • Ambulatory and outpatient providers and staff
          • Behavioral health providers and staff
          • Urgent care clinic providers and staff
          • Community care providers and staff
          • Dental providers and staff
          • Non-emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) providers and staff
      • Professional home care providers (including hospice workers) and home care recipients (including older and younger people with disabilities over the age of 16 who receive community or home-based care, as well as clients of home health agencies)
      • American Sign Language (ASL) and foreign language interpreters and Support Service Providers (SSPs) working in community and clinic-based settings, and clients who are both deaf and blind
      • Health-related support personnel (lab staff, mortuary staff who have contact with corpses, pharmacy staff)
      • Schools of allied health students, residents and staff
      • Law enforcement and other first responders
      • Louisiana Unified Command Group
      • State and local essential COVID emergency response personnel
      • Some elections staff ahead of March and April elections
      • Teachers and any other support staff working on site in K-12 or daycare
      • All pregnant persons
      • Individuals ages 55-64 with at least one of the conditions listed by the CDC as placing them at an “increased risk of severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19” These individuals must fill out the COVID-19 Vaccine Attestation Form, and bring it to their vaccination appointment.
          • Cancer
          • Chronic kidney disease
          • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
          • Down syndrome
          • Heart conditions
          • Solid organ transplant recipients (kidney, liver, lung, intestines, heart, pancreas) and are immunocompromised
          • Obesity
          • Sickle cell disease
          • Smoking
          • Type 2 diabetes mellitus

    Patients must show proof of age with driver’s license or proof of qualification such as Employee ID or name tag, pay stub, plan of care, transplant card, or COVID-19 Vaccine Attestation Form.

  • Eligibility Update as of February 5th

    The Louisiana Department of Health updated the eligibility groups effective on February 8th, 2021.

    • Patients:
        • Persons ages 65** years or older in the community
        • Professional home care providers (including hospice workers) and home care recipients (Including patients with disabilities over the age of 16 who receive community or home-based care, as well as clients of home health agencies)
        • Dialysis providers and patients

    A patient must show proof of age with driver’s license or that they are receiving home-based care or receive regular dialysis care. The State has provided people with disabilities a qualification letter from the State Health Officer. Patient may also show the person’s Plan of Care for community and home-based services.

    • Provider Eligibility:
        • First responders to serve as vaccinators
        • Law enforcement and other first responders*
        • Ambulatory and outpatient providers and staff
            • Behavioral health providers and staff
            • Outpatient providers and staff
            • Urgent care clinic providers and staff
            • Community care providers and staff
            • Dental providers and staff
        • American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters and Support Service Providers (SSPs) working in community and clinic-based settings, and clients who are both deaf and blind*
        • Health-related support personnel (lab staff, mortuary staff who have contact with corpses, pharmacy staff)
        • Schools of allied health students, residents and staff
        • State and local essential COVID emergency response personnel**
        • Some elections staff ahead of March elections**

    Proof of employment such as Employee ID or name tag, paystub, letter from employer, uniform, parking pass or any other ID acceptable to the vaccine provider.

    *This does not include interpreters working solely in education environments. They will be included in Phase 2 with school staff.

    ** Beginning February 8th, 2021

  • Eligibility Update as of January 26th

    The Louisiana Department of Health updated the eligibility groups for the COVID-19 vaccine. The following are the people and providers who are eligible to receive the the vaccine or be added to the Wait List under Phase 1b Tier 1.

    • Patients:
        • Patients 70 years or older
        • Home care patients and their providers- This includes people with disabilities over the age 16 who receive community or home-based care and their providers, as well as clients of home health agencies.
        • Dialysis patients and providers.

    A patient must show proof of age with driver’s license or that they are receiving home-based care or receive regular dialysis care. The State has provided people with disabilities a qualification letter from the State Health Officer. Patient may also show the person’s Plan of Care for community and home-based services.

    • Provider Eligibility:
        • Ambulatory care providers and their staff. This includes members of coroner’s, autopsy, or mortuary teams who have direct contact with corpses.
        • Urgent care clinic providers and their staff.
        • School Nurses and School Based Health Center staff.
        • Community clinic providers and staff. This includes staff of clinics designated as Federally Qualified Health Center and Rural Health Clinics.
        • Staff of home health agencies.
        • Staff providing community and home-based care to older adults and people with disabilities. This includes staff employed by home care agencies as well as staff who are hired directly by the person with a disability. This includes American Sign Language interpreters working in community- and clinic-based settings.*
        • Behavioral health providers and staff.
        • Pharmacist and pharmacy staff
        • Dental providers and staff. This includes all oral health providers.
        • Students, residents, faculty and staff of schools of allied health.

    * This does not include interpreters working solely in education environments. They will be included in Phase 2 with school staff.

    Proof of employment such as Employee ID or name tag, paystub, letter from employer, uniform, parking pass or any other ID acceptable to the vaccine provider.

  • Procedure Update on January 15th

    The Baton Rouge Clinic created a COVID-19 Vaccine Wait List. As soon as vaccines become available, we will call patients according to this wait list and schedule appointments. Patients will be called on a first come first serve basis. Please note that we are following the State of Louisiana’s guidelines on distribution of the vaccine and when adding patients to our wait list. Please call (225) 246-9240 and ask to be added to the COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Wait List.

  • Appointment Update on January 12th

    At 8:00 AM, a limited number of appointments became available at The Baton Rouge Clinic for the COVID-19 vaccine on a first come first serve basis.

    As of 9:00 AM, all appointment slots available were filled. A notification list was created to notify any patients on the this list when new appointment slots opened. (This is NOT an appointment, only a notification)

  • Shipment Update as of January 11th

    The Baton Rouge Clinic received a small shipment of doses intended for the general public that meet the phase 1B criteria.

  • Distribution Update on of January 6th

    The shipment was distributed to front line health care workers.

  • Shipment Update on January 5th

    The Baton Rouge Clinic received a small shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine, intended for front line health care workers.

  • Eligibility Update on January 4th

    The State of Louisiana approved phase 1B of the vaccine rollout, allowing limited amounts of the COVID vaccine to become available to:

          • Persons ages 70 years or older in the community
          • Outpatient clinic providers and clinic staff
          • Urgent care clinic providers and staff
          • Community care clinic providers and staff
          • Behavioral health providers and staff
          • Dialysis providers and patients
          • Home health service providers and recipients
          • Dental providers and staff
          • Students, residents, faculty and staff of allied health schools (if not already receiving vaccine or in a plan to receive from their respective schools)
  • Distribution Update on December 14th

    The first doses of the COVID Vaccine begin to be distributed to front line health care workers in hospitals.


Symptoms:

The following symptoms have been known to present themselves between (days) after exposure.

      • Loss of taste or smell
      • Congestion or runny nose
      • Fever or chills
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Headache
      • Fatigue
      • Sore throat
      • Nausea or vomiting
      • Cough
      • Diarrhea

If you believe that you have been exposed to someone that has tested positive for COVID:

High-risk exposure: direct contact, for more than 15 minutes, less than 6 feet with neither person masked

  • Are you symptomatic? If yes, contact your PCP and get tested
      • If a positive result, help with contact tracing and inform those that you may have exposed directly.
      • Self-quarantine until fever-free for at least 72 hours and at least 10 days from the onset of symptoms.
      • If a negative result, you must still self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • If no symptoms, DO NOT get tested!
      • Self-quarantine for 14 days and monitor closely for symptoms.
      • Perform twice daily temperature checks and monitor for signs and symptoms of infection.
      • Why should I not be tested? If exposed but asymptomatic, a negative test does not exclude the possibility of infection and may give a false sense of security. Rather than having those exposed go back into the community and potentially expose others, it is recommended that you self quarantine for 14 days and monitor for symptoms.

Low-risk exposure: contact but both parties were masked

  • If no symptoms:
      • Simply self-monitor for 14 days, no need for self-quarantine.
      • Monitor twice daily temperatures, development of symptoms.
      • Seek care if symptoms develop.
  • If symptoms:

If the exposed party has been vaccinated:


In the News:

“I have never seen one illness occupy ninety percent of the resources and ninety percent of the beds.” Dr. Venkat Banda, Chief Medical Officer of Baton Rouge General Hospital and Baton Rouge Clinic Hospital Medicine Physician said in an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon. “Delta. The new virus. It’s more contagious, it’s more vigilant, and it’s catching people that have not been vaccinated.”
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