Centenary Vaccination Event
Centenary will hold another vaccination event Thursday April 8th from 9am-5pm on the main floor of the Student Union Building. All Centenary students, faculty and staff are now eligible. This event is also open to family members of current students, faculty and staff. This vaccination event is for FIRST DOSES only and to receive a Moderna vaccine you must be 18 or older.
You must sign up prior to arrival. Sign up by clicking here to reserve a timeslot.
You must bring your ID and insurance card. You will not be turned away due to lack of insurance.
If you received your first dose of Moderna on Friday March 26th, your second dose will be administered on Friday, April 23rd.
If you receive your first dose of Moderna on Thursday April 8th, your second dose will be administered on Thursday, May 6th.
More information regarding the Moderna vaccine can be found on the CDC's website or by clicking here.
Don't see a time that works with your schedule? Sign up for the waitlist. We will contact you if we have extra doses.
Effective Monday, March 29, 2021, the State of Louisiana has expanded eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccines to include everyone over 18 years old for the Moderna and the Johnson & Johnson vaccines. Anyone over 16 years old may receive the Pfizer vaccine.
Enrolled providers, pharmacies, and community events are administering COVID-19 vaccinations by appointment only. Vaccines currently being administered are from Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. Pfizer and Moderna are two-dose vaccines while Johnson & Johnson is one dose. All three vaccines have been approved by the FDA and are safe.
Eligible individuals must contact a participating location and make an appointment at the location. Do not arrive at a location without an appointment. LDH cannot make appointments for residents; only participating locations can.
Individuals receiving the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will schedule their second dose during their first dose vaccination appointment. Second doses are given at the same location where a person receives their first dose.
Johnson & Johnson vaccine recipients will not require a second appointment.
All of the vaccines available have been approved by the FDA for emergency access and are 100% effective at preventing hospitalizations and deaths.
How do the vaccines work?
Unlike many vaccines, the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines do not contain a dead or a weakened virus that triggers an immune response. Instead, these vaccines contain a genetic instruction manual that tells your immune system how to respond and protect you from exposure to the actual virus.
The technology used in the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines is not new. It is called mRNA, or messenger RNA, and it has been around for decades. This is the first time mRNA has been used in a vaccine, but the effect is the same as other vaccines: Your body gets protection without the serious consequences of a severe illness due to COVID-19 exposure.
The J&J vaccine works like many vaccines you are already familiar with. It uses an adenovirus vector, (in this case, a harmless cold virus) that carries the blueprint for the spike proteins on the virus’s surface. This virus works like a Trojan horse, infecting cells and replicating the coronavirus spikes. If you later become infected with the coronavirus, these replicated spikes are how your immune system recognizes and knows how to fight the real thing.
Are the vaccines safe? What does FDA authorization mean?
Vaccines are authorized for use by the FDA, meaning clinical trials have proven the vaccines as a safe and effective defense against COVID-19. The FDA and ACIP will continue to monitor safety and effectiveness data.
No steps were skipped during the clinical trials and data review process for COVID-19 vaccines. Safety is a top priority. The COVID vaccines are being held to the same standards as other vaccines to make sure they are safe.