COVID-19 Vaccine Information
Although COVID-19 vaccine doses are currently limited, letting LSU know whether you're interested in receiving the vaccine by completing the pre-registration survey determines the number of doses the university will request from the Louisiana Department of Health.
I’ve registered, what happens next?
Vaccine Process for LSU Community Members
LSU will follow the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH)'s vaccine distribution plan. As more vaccines become available, more individuals and groups will be offered a vaccination. Please visit the LDH website for current tier levels.
- Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) allocates COVID-19 vaccines to LSU for distribution in the LSU community, in accordance with Louisiana’s tiers.
- LSU identifies people in the community who meet the tiers set by Louisiana, then uses the preregistration information to identify those who have indicated they want the vaccine through LSU.
- Identified LSU community members receive notice of an available vaccine dose via email, which includes instructions on how to schedule a vaccination appointment.
- The LSU community member completes appropriate paperwork.
- The LSU community member receives a vaccination at the scheduled appointment and confirms an appointment to receive the second dose of the vaccine.
- A reminder is sent the day before the LSU community member is scheduled to receive the second dose.
- LSU community members arrive at the appointment to receive a second dose of the vaccine.
*LSU will follower the tier system of the state.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine is determined by the Louisiana Department of Health. To view who is currently eligible, please visit the LDH website.
LSU will follow Louisiana Department of Health's tiers for distribution. Priority will not be given outside of these tiers.
No. LSU only plans to vaccinate faculty, staff, and students.
If you are not available to receive the second dose of the vaccine at the given time period, we ask that you notify the LSU EOC immediately. The CDC recommends that you receive the second dose as soon as possible if you miss the date that your second dose should be administered.
10 Things to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine
- The safety of the COVID-19 vaccine has been a top priority. The vaccine has been sufficiently tested, and development has followed regulations. Seriousness of the pandemic has spurred global cooperation for vaccine research and distribution, using already existing data about coronaviruses.
- The vaccine cannot make you sick with COVID-19. None of the authorized COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. contain the live virus that causes COVID-19.
- The vaccine will help protect you from getting COVID-19. Two doses are required to
be considered immunized.
- The Pfizer vaccine requires a second dose 21 days after receiving the first dose.
- The Moderna vaccine requires a second dose 28 days after receiving the first dose.
- The vaccine will be given at no cost.
- If you’re currently infected with COVID-19, you should wait to receive the vaccine until after completing isolation.
- You will not receive a positive viral COVID-19 test result from receiving the vaccination.
- If you have already had COVID-19, you should still receive the COVID-19 vaccine to help prevent reinfection.
- If you have a history of allergies related to vaccinations, you should consult a healthcare professional before receiving the vaccine.
- As your body builds protection after receiving the vaccine, you may experience common side effects including pain or swelling at the injection side, fever, chills, tiredness, and headache. If you experience any side effects that cause concern, please consult with a medical professional.
- After you receive the vaccine, you’ll be provided informational materials about the vaccine, when you should receive your second dose, and how to report any side effects.