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Tulane University designated to distribute COVID-19 vaccine – New Orleans CityBusiness – New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana 2021-01-11 10:09:16 –

Tulane University has been designated as a COVID-19 vaccine provider.

The Louisiana Department of Health announced on Friday that Tulane University has allowed it to become one of the first universities in the state to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. This designation allows Tulane to receive the vaccine directly from the manufacturer, allowing it to quickly mobilize staff to provide the vaccine to people in the qualified university community.

“As the largest private employer in New Orleans, making it possible to participate in vaccine distribution makes the entire community safer,” said Michael Fitz, president of Tulane University. “We are committed to the rapid administration of vaccines and are ready to support the availability of vaccinations for the Tulane community and beyond.”

Tulane University plans to receive 5,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine early next week, with more vaccines later this month.

The first group to receive the vaccine is the group working at the forefront of COVID-19 research and community response. Qualified individuals will receive a schedule and booking email.

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