Mass Vaccination Site To Open In New Orleans Convention Center

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The federal government will help launch a mass vaccination site at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Officials with LCMC Health made the announcement Tuesday as part of the latest local effort to prepare for a more expansive rollout of vaccines.

According to reports, the site will aim to give out hundreds, then thousands of coronavirus vaccines daily as manufacturers ramp up production and supplies of the drugs increase over the next several weeks.

Dr. Jeffery Elder of University Medical Center says the opening date will depend on when supplies start to arrive in Louisiana in greater amounts.

Appointments will be required through the LCMC website or by phone, but anyone can sign up.

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