DCHC to Offer COVID-19 Vaccines to Schools

DePaul Community Health Centers (DCHC), in addition to operating 10 health centers throughout metro New Orleans, provides healthcare services to 23 area schools. DCHC looks forward to working with its partner schools and all interested schools to administer COVID-19 vaccinations to faculty and staff, as supplies become available, given recent authorization by the Louisiana Department of Health.

“The Governor’s recent announcement about expanding the pool of people who are eligible to receive the vaccine signals great progress in our efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic,” said Michael G. Griffin, MD, DCHC’s president and CEO. “The fact that school personnel may receive the vaccine bodes well for enhancing overall safety at the schools and more students returning.”

DCHC’s primary and preventive school-based healthcare services include behavioral health, vision, hearing screenings, dental, and mobile health. Services are available at no cost to students, parents, caregivers, and school personnel, and are billable to Medicaid and other commercial insurances as services are provided.

So far, DCHC has administered nearly 4,500 COVID-19 vaccinations at its New Orleans East and Carrollton health centers. School leaders who are interested in having their faculty and staff vaccinated may call DCHC’s COVID vaccination line at (504) 207-1080.