SUSLA conducting surge testing, administering vaccines on campus for next 6 weeks

Southern University at Shreveport
Southern University at Shreveport(KSLA)
Published: Sep. 3, 2021 at 1:29 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Southern University Shreveport Louisiana (SUSLA) is currently conducting COVID-19 testing and vaccinations due to the fourth surge of the virus.

On Friday, Sept. 3, KSLA’s Tayler Davis spoke with those organizing the surge testing and vaccinations.

Eric Bougues works for Beta Land Services. His company is a part of many others partnering with the university to give out vaccines and administer COVID testing. Bougues is encouraging people to get the vaccine after his mom died from the virus at the age of 65.

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“I took it seriously when she got it, was just one of those things I thought was just like the flu or anything else before then. But when it killed my mother, it hit home and now I understand what it will do,” he said.

Southern alumni Kevin Ross is also motivated by personal experience. He says his father-in-law spent time in an ICU with COVID-19.

“He had the breathing tube for about a week I guess,” he said.

SUSLA COVID Coordinator Yuvette Allen said the event will take place for six weeks and it’s for everyone.

“We’re encouraging people of color to please come to get vaccinated,” she said.

The testing and vaccine sites are only available on Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the student parking lot area.

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