COVID-19 vaccine being rolled out at North Caddo Medical Center

NCMC to start vaccinating for COVID-19

VIVIAN, La. (KSLA) - Hundreds of people across Northwest Louisiana are receiving the coronavirus vaccine at North Caddo Medical Center this week.

However, with supply of the vaccine limited, North Caddo Medical Center is reporting appointments in the near future are booked.

Vaccinations will also begin Wednesday at its off-site family practice clinics in Plain Dealing and Benton.

The rural hospital plans to vaccinate 400 people this week with more inoculations to occur in the days ahead, as another shipment of doses arrives.

Due to supply, there are no walk-in appointments presently.

North Caddo Medical Center to start distributing COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccinations are being administered in a drive-thru format, so patients with appointments will not have to leave their vehicles. Following the shot, patients will be observed for a period of time in a separate parking lot to ensure there are no adverse reactions.

Though there are no available appointments at this time, you can check back here to sign-up when a spot opens up.

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