News from LSU Health Shreveport

LSUHS Moves Community Testing and Vaccination Activities  Back to Louisiana State Fairgrounds

Effective Wednesday, January 5, the LSU Health Shreveport Center for Emerging Viral Threats (CEVT) will be moving its community COVID-19 testing and vaccination efforts back to the Louisiana State Fairgrounds located at 3701 Hudson Avenue.  This temporary move is being made to reduce wait times and to accommodate more individuals each day.  It is critical to the effectiveness of area hospitals and urgent/quick care facilities that asymptomatic individuals NOT utilize Emergency Rooms (ER) or Urgent Care facilities for COVID testing.

PCR Tests for COIVD-19, COVID vaccinations, booster shots, and third doses, will all be available at the Fairgrounds Monday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm, with gates closing at 4:30pm.  Test results will be available within 24-48 hours with PCR tests being the “gold standard” for accuracy.  Pre-registration is not required for testing.

To date, the LSU Health Shreveport COVID-19 Strike Teams have administered a total of 535,153 COVID tests and 115,464 doses of COVID vaccine.

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CONTACT: 

Lisa Babin, Executive Director of Communication and Public Affairs           
Office: 318-675-8769  | Cell: 318-458-0166   | Email: Lisa.Babin@lsuhs.edu          

Jazmin Jernigan, Public Relations Coordinator          
Office: 318-675-8789  | Cell: 318-716-8606   | Email: jazmin.jernigan@lsuhs.edu

About LSU Health Shreveport

LSU Health Shreveport (LSUHS) is one of two Health Sciences Centers of the Louisiana State University System and one of only 154 in the nation.  LSU Health Shreveport is home to the School of MedicineSchool of Graduate Studies and School of Allied Health Professions, and a robust research enterprise, which has made a significant impact on the COVID-19 response in Louisiana, region and nation.

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