LCMC Health Ready to Open First New Orleans Community Vaccination Site

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On Monday, LCMC Health announced that they are ready to open New Orleans’ first large community vaccination site. The site will be housed at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the State of Louisiana, and the City of New Orleans Health Department.

“LCMC Health is here to create a healthier community and with the availability of community vaccines we are doing that across our six hospitals,” said Gregory C. Feirn, CEO of LCMC Health. “We appreciate the support of FEMA, the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, our city and state leaders, and our residents as we continue to rollout COVID-19 vaccinations throughout the New Orleans area. We want to assure the community that when more vaccines are available, we are ready to offer them in mass quantity.”

FEMA provided a $4.1 million grant to open the site, which will have the capacity to vaccinate hundreds of residents each day once the vaccine supply increases. Eventually, LCMC expects to be able to serve up to thousands daily. Vaccinations will be offered according to the established phased, tiered approach currently used by the Louisiana Department of Health.

“The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is at the heart of the community and an important economic engine for the City and State. We are gratified to see that this great facility will be used to help promote good health to the resilient people of this region and pleased to partner with LCMC Health to move this initiative forward for our fellow citizens,” said Michael J. Sawaya, Convention Center President.

“We are fortunate that all of the Convention Center employees have remained on the job throughout the last year, working hard to have the building prepared when events return. We look forward to getting back to business, and welcoming visitors in the coming months, and can see the days ahead when our guests will enjoy all the great things our city and hospitality industry has to offer.”


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