State Resources for COVID Vaccine Card Corrections:
There are 2 health units in Region 1 that are assisting with updating out-of-state vaccine records in the State of Louisiana Immunization Record:
Jefferson Parish Health Unit (Metairie - 111 N Causeway Blvd) - Mondays & Wednesdays - 8 am to 4:30 pm
Delgado Public Health Unit (New Orleans - 1676 Gravier St) - Thursdays - 8 am to 4:30 pm
Both sites require the CDC vaccine card and a form of identification to provide assistance.
COVID-19 Updates: https://ready.nola.gov/incident/coronavirus/
Testing Sites and Vaccine Sites Calendar: https://ready.nola.gov/incident/coronavirus/calendar/
General COVID-19 Information: https://ready.nola.gov/incident/coronavirus/
Homebound Vaccine in Orleans Parish: Contact Crescent City Pharmacy, 504-267-4100
Vaccine sites for people with disabilities: Contact Tory Rocca firstname.lastname@example.org, Cell# (586) 838-0879
The CDC website states: “Although most people with COVID-19 get better within weeks of illness, some people experience post-COVID conditions.
Post-COVID conditions https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/long-term-effects.html.
Accommodations may be necessary under ADA –“Some individuals who had COVID-19 are experiencing on going effects or lingering symptoms for months afterward. The scientific name for this medical condition is Post-acute COVID-19 Syndrome or Long COVID.”
COVID Testing Sites:
REGION 1 Orleans, Jefferson,St. Bernard and Plaquemines
Harold McDonald Sr. Park 900 Drake Ave., Westwego 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday
Mahalia Jackson Theater 1419 Basin St., New Orleans 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday
Exposure After Vaccination
Vaccinations are one of the best protections against COVID-19, especially for our most vulnerable populations. Here are the Wyoming Department of Health’s most recent guidelines on what to do if you’ve been exposed to COVID-19 after being vaccinated. Vaccinated persons with an exposure to someone with confirmed or suspected COVID19 are not required to quarantine if they meet all of the following criteria:
Are fully vaccinated (it has been at least 2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series)
Are within 3 months following receipt of the last dose in the series
Have remained asymptomatic since the current COVID-19 exposure
Individuals who meet the above criteria should still monitor themselves for symptoms for 14 days after exposure and isolate and seek medical attention if symptoms develop If it has been longer than 3 months since the vaccine series was completed, vaccinated persons must quarantine after exposure (similar to current guidance around immunity following infection) CDC and WDH continue to recommend fully vaccinated healthcare providers do not work for 14 days after an exposure, given the potential consequences of transmitting COVID-19 within a healthcare setting. However, this updated quarantine guidance for fully vaccinated persons can be considered if needed to alleviate staffing shortages. Fully vaccinated healthcare providers do not need quarantine outside of work. CDC recommends vaccinated inpatients and residents in healthcare settings should continue to quarantine after an exposure due to the high risk and severe consequences of transmission in these settings. WDH will follow this guidance but will continue to evaluate whether quarantine procedures can be relaxed in residential settings. Vaccinated persons should continue to follow current guidance to protect themselves and others, including wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet away from others, avoiding crowds, avoiding poorly ventilated spaces, covering coughs and sneezes, washing hands often, following CDC travel guidance, and following any applicable workplace or school guidance, including guidance related to personal protective equipment use or SARS-CoV-2 testing.
Source of COVID-19 Guidelines https://casperpublichealth.org/
New Orleans Council on Aging Statement