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


Locations are:

Baton Rouge
Southern University and A&M College
F.G Clark Activity Center
801 Harding Boulevard


New Orleans
Southern University at New Orleans Gymnasium

6400 Press Drive



Southern University Shreveport Gymnasium
3050 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive


Lake Charles
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.

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