NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans today is proud to announce its partnership with LCMC Health in launching a mass vaccination site at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Hall J, where vaccine appointments will begin for eligible residents Thursday, March 4.
Those who are currently eligible to receive a vaccine in Louisiana should register for an appointment by calling (504) 290-5200 or by going to patientportal.LCMChealth.org. Registration opened at 5 a.m. today. Days and hours of operation are subject to vaccine availability. The Call Center will be available seven days a week to answer questions, register for an appointment, or be added to a vaccination waitlist. Phone lines open at 7 a.m.
The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) will be providing free shuttle service to the Convention Center Hall J starting Thursday. Shuttles will depart every 15 minutes from Duncan Plaza, every 45 minutes from the West Bank RTA Park and Ride, and every 45 minutes from the New Orleans East Walmart. Residents interested in utilizing the shuttle must pay their regular fare to the designated pickup points. Both the outgoing and return shuttle service are free of charge. All RTA shuttle buses will be marked as “Special/Convention Center.” Complimentary parking for individuals driving to the Convention Center will be available in Parking Lot F, directly across from Hall J. For more information on shuttle service, visit norta.com. You also can call the Rideline at (504) 248-2900 or follow @NewOrleansRTA on social media.
The New Orleans Health Department will be providing staffing support at the Convention Center alongside LCMC Health personnel. Additionally, the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness will continue to recruit, train, and manage NOLA Ready volunteers who will support in non-medical roles at the Convention Center and other vaccine sites around the city. In the past five weeks, nearly 400 NOLA Ready Volunteers have spent more than 2,000 hours working on vaccine efforts, including staffing vaccine sites, making appointments for residents at the 3-1-1 call center, and helping with community outreach. With the opening of the Convention Center, there will be an ongoing need for volunteers. To be a part of this historic effort, please join the NOLA Ready Volunteer Corps by going to ready.nola.gov/volunteer.
This morning, the registration information was shared with eligible individuals who are currently on the Citywide Vaccine Waitlist. The Orleans Parish Communication District will continue to connect waitlist members to vaccine appointments, whether at the Convention Center, at a New Orleans Health Department vaccine site, or with another vaccine provider in Orleans Parish. If you are currently on the waitlist but received your vaccine through a separate provider, please call 3-1-1 to be removed.