It was believed vaccines could arrive next week, but it’s now known they should arrive Monday at Willis-Knighton Health System facilities and Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport.
A representative with Willis-Knighton says the first doses are expected to arrive via UPS delivery; they expect a total of 975 doses to be divided up between the four Willis-Knighton facilities in the area. From there, the vaccines will be stored in special freezers at the hospitals.
The first doses could be administered to front-line workers as early as Wednesday, Dec. 16.
Officials at Ochsner LSU Shreveport also say they expect the vaccines to arrive Monday. They say the number of doses they get would depend on the Louisiana Department of Health.