New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to serve as COVID-19 vaccination site

Through a partnership with LCMC Health, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center will host a large community site to provide COVID-19 vaccinations.
Through a partnership with LCMC Health, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center will host a large community site to provide COVID-19 vaccinations.

NEW ORLEANS, La. – The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is partnering with LCMC Health to host the first large community site to provide COVID-19 vaccines to area residents.

“LCMC Health is here to create a healthier community, and with the availability of community vaccines we are doing that across our six hospitals,” said Gregory C. Feirn, Chief Executive Officer of LCMC Health. “We appreciate the support of FEMA, the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, our city and state leaders, and our residents as we continue to roll out COVID-19 vaccinations throughout the New Orleans area. We want to assure the community that when more vaccines are available, we are ready to offer them in mass quantity.”

The site at the convention center will have the capacity to vaccinate hundreds of residents each day when vaccines are readily available, eventually ramping up to thousands of recipients daily, increasing the efficiency and speed of vaccine distribution throughout the region.

“The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is at the heart of the community and an important economic engine for the city and state. We are gratified to see this great facility will be used to help promote good health to the resilient people of this region. We are pleased to partner with LCMC Health to move this initiative forward for our fellow citizens,” said Michael J. Sawaya, president of the convention center.

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