Avoyelles Hospital administers Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines

Published: Jan. 28, 2021 at 5:29 PM CST
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MARKSVILLE, La. (KALB) - Avoyelles Hospital received a limited supply of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine that was administered within the first hour of a drive-thru event.

The hospital set a 9 a.m. start time for a pop-up drive-thru vaccine event for those meeting requirements set by the Louisiana Department of Health (70-years-old or above/recipients of home health services).

Since it was a limited supply, available doses were administered within the first hour of the event. Hospital staff say that people started waiting in the parking lot as early as 5 a.m.

Those who received vaccines will need to get a second dose during the week of February 18.

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