Baton Rouge COVID-19 vaccination event on Nov. 21 to feature fun for the whole family | La Dept. of Health – Louisiana Department of Health -…

The Louisiana Department of Health is partnering with The Links, Incorporateds La Capitale and Baton Rouge chapters as well as other community partners to host a free, family-friendly COVID-19 vaccination event this Sunday, November 21 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Quarters-Endless Entertainment, 4530 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd. in Baton Rouge.

Similar to what was seen in adult vaccine trials, the vaccine is nearly 91% effective in preventing COVID-19 amongchildren ages 5-11 years. Community-based vaccination events make vaccines more widely accessible and remain an important component of fighting COVID-19 in Louisiana.

Currently, the CDC reports that more than 48% of Louisianans are fully vaccinated against COVID and nearly 53%, about 2.5 million people, have taken at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. In addition, more than 118,000 children in Louisiana have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

Frequently asked questions

Where and how do I get my child vaccinated?

What is the risk of COVID-19 to children?

Why should you consider getting your child vaccinated?

Vaccination, along with other preventative measures, can protect children from COVID-19 using the safe and effective vaccines already recommended for use in adolescents and adults in the United States. The most common side effect was a sore arm.

COVID-19 vaccines have undergone and will continue to undergo the most intensive safety monitoring in U.S. history.Vaccinatingchildrenwill help protect them from getting COVID-19 and therefore reducing their risk of severedisease, hospitalizations, or developing long-term COVID-19 complications.

Getting your children vaccinated can help protect them against COVID-19, as well as reduce disruptions to in-person learning and activities by helping curb community transmission.

What if you have more questions?

Families can call the COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 1-855-453-0774 to find a provider in their area and to speak to medical professionals with clinical experience who can help answer their questions.

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