SU System campuses to host simultaneous COVID-19 vaccine events
Southern University System campuses — Southern University and A&M College, Southern University at New Orleans, Southern University Shreveport, Southern University Law Center and Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center — and community partners will host simultaneous COVID-19 mass vaccination events on Saturday, April 10. The one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be available free of charge to all individuals 16 and older from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in several locations. Registration is encouraged. However, drive-thru and walk-ups are welcome. Registration information for each location will be posted at www.sus.edu/vaccinate.
Southern University and A&M College
F.G Clark Activity Center
801 Harding Boulevard
Southern University at New Orleans Gymnasium
6400 Press Drive
Southern University Shreveport Gymnasium
3050 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Lake Charles Senior Center
1530 5th Street
Plymouth Rock Baptist Church
1000 Wallis Street
George Dupuis Recreation Center
1212 E Pont Des Mouton Road
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church
11th-16th & Day Street
Rose of Sharon Baptist Church
716 Martin Luther King Drive
St. Tammany Parish Fairgrounds
1304 N. Columbia Street
(NOTE: This location will distribute vaccines on Friday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
This mass vaccination event is part of the Southern University System’s “Don’t Wait. Vaccinate!” campaign that encourages Black and other racial minority groups to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The campaign is a response to disappointing data that continues to reveal that ethnic minorities, who are disproportionately affected, are not getting vaccinated at a rate large enough to overcome this global pandemic. Joining Southern are the Southern University Alumni Federation, more than 100 faith-based individuals and associations, as well as civic, fraternal, and social organizations.
The grassroots, research-based campaign strives to engage Southern University alumni and other stakeholders across all 64 Louisiana parishes. The System also aims to provide resources and content area experts from relevant programs across its five campuses.