• Everyone aged 5 years and older should get 1 dose of an updated COVID-19 vaccine to protect against serious illness from COVID-19.
  • Children aged 6 months–4 years need multiple doses of COVID-19 vaccines to be up to date, including at least 1 dose of updated COVID-19 vaccine.
  • People who are moderately or severely immunocompromised may get additional doses of updated COVID-19 vaccine.
  • COVID-19 vaccine recommendations will be updated as needed.

Where to Go

Pharmacies and Clinics

Pharmacies and Clinics

Homebound Vaccines

  • Residents with medical or mobility needs who cannot otherwise access a vaccine site can request a homebound vaccine from Crescent City Pharmacy, 504-267-4100.

Vaccines for kids 5-11

Most sites that offer the pediatric Pfizer vaccine are by appointment only. 

Vaccines for kids 12-17

FDA Approved COVID-19 Vaccines

In general, vaccines stimulate your immune system to produce antibodies. Antibodies are the cells in your body that fight infections and either keep you from getting sick or help you recover from being sick. So, unlike medications that help you get better, vaccines can actually prevent you from getting sick in the first place.

The following vaccines are licensed or authorized in the United States:


Type: mRNA
Dose: 1 dose of updated vaccine


Type: mRNA
Dose: 1 dose of updated vaccine


Type: Protein subunit
Dose: 2 doeses, 8 weeks apart of updated vaccine

Help Get Out the Vax!

Volunteer at vaccine sites

Volunteers are an integral part of large-scale COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts. The NOLA Ready Volunteer Corps is actively seeking volunteers to lend a hand with the medical and non-medical aspects of these efforts.

Sign up to volunteer

Canvass in your neighborhood

We're going door to door in neighborhoods with the lowest vaccination rates to provide information about and access to vaccines. To date, we have distributed over 10,000 door hangers in neighborhoods across the city. You can volunteer as an individual through the NOLA Ready Volunteer Corps or as a partner community organization. 

Spread the word on social media

The #COVIDVaccine is our shot to get back to the #NOLA we love. #SleevesUpNOLA ready.nola.gov/vaccine
It's my shot! I'm getting the #vaccine because [explain your reason]. #SleevesUpNOLA ready.nola.gov/vaccine


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Vaccine Equity

The City of New Orleans is committed to ensuring vaccines are accessible to all residents, especially in communities of color and in neighborhoods where access to transportation, health insurance, housing, and jobs is limited. These are often the communities that have also experienced a disproportionate number of COVID deaths and severe illness. 

Community Vaccine Sites

The New Orleans Health Department and its partners are bringing vaccines to neighborhoods with indicators of high social vulnerability and COVID deaths. To date, community vaccine events have been hosted in Central City, Gert Town, the Seventh Ward, Gentilly, the Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans East, and on the West Bank.

Homebound Vaccine Program

New Orleans Emergency Medical Services is providing vaccine at the homes of residents who, due to a mobility or medical need, cannot otherwise access a vaccine site. 

Equity & Communications Working Group

Starting in November, a group of community, faith, and public health leaders have been meeting biweekly to discuss vaccine equity in Orleans Parish. This group has identified community vaccine sites, spokespeople for the Sleeves Up NOLA campaign, and opportunities to reach New Orleans' vulnerable community members with vaccine information. 

Targeted Community Outreach

The Mayor's Neighborhood Engagement Office and NOLA Ready outreach staff have hosted dozens of virtual outreach events informing community groups about vaccine development, safety, and administration. Through these events, we've been able to answer frequently asked questions directly by trusted local doctors and community leaders. Want to host an outreach event? Contact neighborhoods@nola.gov.


The NOLA Ready outreach team is leading a canvassing effort to go door to door in neighborhoods to provide vaccine and appointment information to residents. With the help of Resilience Force, the Krewe of Harmonia, New Orleans Resources for Independent Living, and others, we've distributed nearly 10,000 door hangers in neighborhoods across the city. Want to join us? Volunteer as an organization.

Citywide Waitlist

Early on in the vaccine rollout when vaccine supply was limited, the New Orleans Health Department and 3-1-1 operated a Citywide Vaccine Waitlist to help connect eligible residents to various vaccine sites across the city. This was in an effort to help residents navigate a disconnected healthcare system and allow multiple providers to contact eligible patients when appointments were available or there were extra doses at the end of the day.