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Getting Your COVID-19 Vaccination



*Please note that we are currently out of COVID-19 vaccinations but will resume distribution as soon as more vaccines are received. Please check our website for updates.*

Because COVID-19 vaccine is new, you may have questions about what happens before, during, and after your appointment to get vaccinated. We want you to be informed and know what to expect when you get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Memorial is currently offering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, click here to learn more about this specific vaccine. Memorial urges anyone ages 75+, especially those with serious health conditions to get vaccinated as soon as possible, as this vaccine could be life-saving. Serious health conditions include:
  • Kidney disease
  • Heart conditions, including heart failure, coronary artery disease, and heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Respiratory diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • Obesity
  • Sickle cell disease
BEFORE YOU ARRIVE
  • Make sure you are eligible - currently individuals who work in a healthcare facility, reside in a nursing home, or are over the age of 75 are the only people eligible to receive the vaccine.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Moderna vaccine to ensure it is safe for you to receive.
  • Make sure you are able to return 28 days after your first vaccine.
DURING YOUR APPOINTMENT
  • Bring proof of identification or employment (if a healthcare worker)
  • You will receive a COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, DO NOT LOSE THIS.
  • Allot enough time for a potential wait to receive the vaccination, as well as at least 15 minutes following vaccination for observation to ensure you are well.

AFTER YOUR VACCINATION
  • Wait for a minimum of 15 minutes following your vaccination for potential side effects of the vaccine to arise.
  • DO NOT lose your COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, this will be needed at your second vaccination and possibly after
  • Make sure to return 28 days later for your second dose of the vaccine.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
  • Vaccinations are limited
  • Cost is free to the public
  • Anticipate delays due to the high demand
  • Individuals must provide identification
  • Prepare to wait 15 minutes after the vaccination to be monitored by medical staff
  • If they have experienced an allergic reaction to medications before, they may not be eligible to receive the vaccination, or they may not be able to receive it at the physician clinic location
  • Patients must prepare to return 28 days later to receive the second Moderna shot that will complete the vaccination
For more information, contact the COVID-19 Hotline (228) 867-5000.


Frequently Asked Questions


Is there a cost to me?

No, currently, the COVID-19 vaccine is being distributed at no cost.

What do I need to bring?

You'll need to bring proof of identification and proof of employment if you are a healthcare worker.

When and where do I follow-up for the second vaccination shot?

Follow-up vaccinations need to be received 28 days following the first vaccination and the same location.

Is this a drive-up event?

No, you will need to stay onsite for a short time following your vaccination to be monitored.

Will vaccines be available at the main campus/hospital?

a. Not at this time. Memorial is providing vaccinations to healthcare workers and persons ages 75 and older at several locations while supplies last, including:

D’Iberville Community Center
10452 Lamey Bridge Road, D’Iberville | Directions

Do I have to show proof of insurance?

No, proof of insurance is not currently required.

How long will I have to wait?

Wait times will vary by location. After receiving your vaccination, you will need to wait 15 minutes for monitoring purposes.

Is there a schedule, or is this first come first served?

There is no schedule for receiving the vaccine. Vaccinations are being offered to qualified persons while supplies last on a first come first served basis

What if I have an allergic reaction to the vaccine?

A provider will be on-site to assist in the event that you have an allergic reaction. For more information about the Moderna vaccination, click here.