JEFFERSON PARISH, LOUISIANA
April 5, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JEFFERSON PARISH LAUNCHES PROGRAMS TO VACCINATE HARD-TO-REACH GROUPS,
INCLUDING A HOMEBOUND VACCINATION INITIATIVE
Vaccines will be delivered to bedbound individuals; transportation services will be available to those with mobility
issues; and strike teams will bring vaccines to various neighborhoods throughout Jefferson Parish
JEFFERSON, LA – Jefferson Parish Government has launched a number of programs to increase access to individuals in need of a COVID-19 vaccine, including a Homebound Vaccination Program for those who are bedbound and a Paratransit Vaccination Program for those who have mobility issues.
“We are working to break down barriers and increase access so that as many people as possible can get a COVID vaccine,” said Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng. “Now is a critical time in our fight against COVID and the vaccine is our way to play defense so that we can return to normal and protect our loved ones.”
The Homebound Vaccination Program was developed in order to ensure all individuals who are bedbound have access to get a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Those who are bedbound can call 504-518-4020 to make an appointment; this call center will be active Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Through a partnership with Ochsner Health, Ready Responders will administer the vaccine to bedbound individuals at their homes.
In addition to vaccine deliveries, Jefferson Parish will also provide paratransit services to those who have mobility problems that want a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Those who qualify for transportation include people who are unable to drive due to disabilities (i.e. people who need mobility aids like wheelchairs, walkers or canes to move freely and safely). These individuals can also call 504-518-4020 (M-F from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) to make an appointment for transportation to a healthcare facility near them. Participating healthcare partners include JenCare in Kenner, Metairie and Gretna (Terrytown area); Oak Street Health in Metairie; and Our Community Health in Gretna.
Jefferson Parish Government continues to partner with the Louisiana Department of Health and local healthcare providers to administer the vaccine throughout the parish. Stay tuned for additional vaccination events to be held in specific neighborhoods. Visit COVID.JeffParish.net to stay updated as more weekly sites are announced.
For more information about Jefferson Parish, visit www.JeffParish.net. Residents can also receive regular updates by following the Parish on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@JeffParishGov) or by texting JPALERT or JPNOTICIAS to 888-777.
Jefferson Parish Public Information Office
1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Suite 1002
Jefferson, LA 70123
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Gretchen Hirt Gendron, PIO