MMC COVID-19 UPDATES

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

THE LATEST UPDATES ON COVID-19 VACCINATIONS
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The Louisiana Department of Health is coordinating the COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort in Louisiana. As more vaccines become available from the CDC, more individuals and groups will be offered a vaccination. Patients must contact a participating location and make an appointment at the location. Do not arrive at a location without an appointment. LDH cannot make appointments for residents; only participating locations can. Appointments do not have to be made to receive the second dose of the vaccine. Second doses are given at the same location a person receives their first dose and the appointment for the second dose will be made during the appointment for the first dose.

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Convalescent Plasma Donations Needed

COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Donations Needed

Have you tested positive for COVID-19? You might be eligible to donate convalescent plasma.

Convalescent plasma is present in a person who has had a disease and recovered. Antibodies are formed to fight infection and are directed at a specific infection. For COVID-19, a recovered person now has antibody to SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19.

For the latest updates on COVID-19 in Louisiana, visit the Louisiana Department of Health’s website at https://ldh.la.gov/Coronavirus/

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WATCH: How CDC is Making COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations

COVID-19 vaccines will be an important tool to help stop this pandemic. CDC’s Dr. Cohn explains how the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, an independent group of experts, develops recommendations and advises CDC on the use of vaccines in our country and the process for making recommendations on COVID-19 vaccines.

MMC Healthcare Heroes Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Per CDC recommendations, initial supplies of the COVID-19 vaccine are being allocated to healthcare personnel who have been working, and who continue to work, on the frontlines of fighting this pandemic. This includes our doctors, nurses, physician and nursing assistants, and supporting staff team members. Healthcare providers risk being exposed to COVID-19 every day, and getting the vaccine is an extra layer of protection for them, their patients, our healthcare capacity, and our community as a whole. Our providers do thorough research before they participate in or recommend anything to their patients, and initial findings from the COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials have been positive. There are many benefits to vaccination, and the vaccine is making the “light at the end of the tunnel” a little brighter since it is going to be an important tool in helping get many aspects of our lives back to normal. As vaccine availability increases, the CDC will make recommendations to expand the vaccination to additional groups of people to best protect communities.

MMC Healthcare Heroes Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Per CDC recommendations, initial supplies of the COVID-19 vaccine are being allocated to healthcare personnel who have been working, and who continue to work, on the frontlines of fighting this pandemic. This includes our doctors, nurses, physician and nursing assistants, and supporting staff team members. Healthcare providers risk being exposed to COVID-19 every day, and getting the vaccine is an extra layer of protection for them, their patients, our healthcare capacity, and our community as a whole. Our providers do thorough research before they participate in or recommend anything to their patients, and initial findings from the COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials have been positive. There are many benefits to vaccination, and the vaccine is making the “light at the end of the tunnel” a little brighter since it is going to be an important tool in helping get many aspects of our lives back to normal. As vaccine availability increases, the CDC will make recommendations to expand the vaccination to additional groups of people to best protect communities.

MMC Healthcare Heroes Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Per CDC recommendations, initial supplies of the COVID-19 vaccine are being allocated to healthcare personnel who have been working, and who continue to work, on the frontlines of fighting this pandemic. This includes our doctors, nurses, physician and nursing assistants, and supporting staff team members. Healthcare providers risk being exposed to COVID-19 every day, and getting the vaccine is an extra layer of protection for them, their patients, our healthcare capacity, and our community as a whole. Our providers do thorough research before they participate in or recommend anything to their patients, and initial findings from the COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials have been positive. There are many benefits to vaccination, and the vaccine is making the “light at the end of the tunnel” a little brighter since it is going to be an important tool in helping get many aspects of our lives back to normal. As vaccine availability increases, the CDC will make recommendations to expand the vaccination to additional groups of people to best protect communities.

MMC Healthcare Heroes Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

Per CDC recommendations, initial supplies of the COVID-19 vaccine are being allocated to healthcare personnel who have been working, and who continue to work, on the frontlines of fighting this pandemic. This includes our doctors, nurses, physician and nursing assistants, and supporting staff team members. Healthcare providers risk being exposed to COVID-19 every day, and getting the vaccine is an extra layer of protection for them, their patients, our healthcare capacity, and our community as a whole. Our providers do thorough research before they participate in or recommend anything to their patients, and initial findings from the COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials have been positive. There are many benefits to vaccination, and the vaccine is making the “light at the end of the tunnel” a little brighter since it is going to be an important tool in helping get many aspects of our lives back to normal. As vaccine availability increases, the CDC will make recommendations to expand the vaccination to additional groups of people to best protect communities.

Your Health & Safety is Our Priority

We have updated our Visitor Policy to ensure the health and safety of our patients, visitors and employees

Visitor restrictions at Minden Medical Center have been lifted. Effective April 1, the MMC Cafeteria is open to the public for breakfast and lunch. All visitors will still be screened upon entrance to the facility and must adhere to the hospital guidelines. ALL visitors must wear a mask while inside the hospital. Visitors are allowed to spend the night with their patient if they choose to do so. However, as is usual practice our front doors will lock at 9:00 p.m. and will not reopen until 7:00 a.m. the next morning. Visitors will be encouraged to participate in Bedside Shift Report with the patient and nurses to be knowledgeable of the plan of care for the patient. NO VISITORS UNDER THE AGE OF 18. Please note: Visitor guidelines may vary for each department and patient based on recommendations of doctors and nurses, and COVID-19 positive patients and patients waiting on COVID-19 test results will still have visitor restrictions.

Help Stop The Spread

Much is unknown about how the virus that causes COVID-19 spreads. We believe it spreads mostly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when someone who is sick coughs or sneezes.

You can help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses like COVID-19 by following simple daily precautions.

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