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!


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

Thank you!


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Vaccine Eligibility:

The State of Louisiana has granted vaccine eligibility to the general public 6 months of age and older. Anyone who has completed their primary series or has had a booster greater than two months ago is eligible for the new Bi-Valent booster.

To make an appointment, please call (225) 246-9240 or (225) 246-9290.  Please bring a form of identification to your appointment, such as a driver’s license or photo ID.


COVID Vaccines for the General Public and NOT Immunocompromised

Ages 6 months through 11 years

Primary Series Manufacture

Age Group Number of primary doses Number of monovalent booster doses Recommended monovalent booster dose Interval between 1st and 2nd primary dose Interval between 2nd and 3rd primary dose Interval between primary series and booster dose

Moderna

6 months – 5 years 2 NA NA 4–8 weeks NA

NA

Pfizer

6 months –4 years 2 NA  NA 3–8 weeks At least 8 weeks

NA

Pfizer 5 – 11 years 2 1 Pfizer 3–8 weeks NA

At least 5 months

Ages 12 through 17 years

Primary series manufacturer

Age

group

Number of primary doses Number of bivalent booster doses Recommended bivalent booster dose Interval between 1st and 2nd primary dose

Interval between primary series and booster dose

Moderna

12–17 years 2 1 Pfizer 4–8 weeks

At least 2 months

Pfizer

12–17 years 2 1 Pfizer 3–8 weeks

At least 2 months

Ages 18 years and older

Primary series manufacturer

Age

group

Number of primary doses Number of bivalent booster doses Recommended bivalent booster dose Interval between 1st and 2nd primary dose

Interval between primary series and booster dose

Moderna

18 years and older 2 1 Moderna or Pfizer 4–8 weeks

At least 2 months

Pfizer

18 years and older

2 1 Moderna or Pfizer 3–8 weeks

At least 2 months


COVID Vaccines for Immunocompromised Patients

Ages 6 months through 11 years (Immunocompromised)

Primary Series Manufacture

Age Group Number of primary doses Number of monovalent booster doses Recommended bivalent booster dose Interval between 1st and 2nd primary dose Interval between 2nd and 3rd primary dose

Interval between primary series and booster dose

Moderna

6 months–11 years 3 NA NA 4 weeks At least 4 weeks

NA

Pfizer

6 months–4 years 3 NA NA 3 weeks At least 8 weeks

NA

Pfizer

5–11 years 3 1 Pfizer 3 weeks At least 4 weeks At least 3 months
Ages 12 through 17 years (Immunocompromised)

Primary series manufacturer

Age

group

Number of primary doses Number of bivalent booster doses Recommended bivalent booster dose Interval between 1st and 2nd primary dose Interval between 2nd and 3rd primary dose

Interval between primary series and booster dose

Moderna

12–17  years 3 1 Pfizer 4 weeks At least 4 weeks

At least 2 months

Pfizer

12–17 years 3 1 Pfizer 3 weeks At least 4 weeks

At least 2 months

Ages 18 years and older (Immunocompromised)

Primary series manufacturer

Age

group

Number of primary doses Number of bivalent booster doses Recommended bivalent booster dose Interval between 1st and 2nd primary dose Interval between 2nd and 3rd primary dose

Interval between primary series and booster dose†

Moderna

18 years and older 3 1 Moderna or Pfizer 4 weeks At least 4 weeks

At least 2 months

Pfizer

18 years and older 3 1 Moderna or Pfizer 3 weeks At least 4 weeks

At least 2 months

Immunocompromised is considered to be:

  • 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 COVID vaccine and booster information was pulled from the CDC Website. Updated on 09.19.2022


To schedule any 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


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

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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