COVID 19 Vaccine

Woman’s Hospital is committed to helping keep our patients and community safe and healthy.

Your best protection from COVID-19 will be a combination of getting a COVID-19 vaccine, wearing a mask, staying at least 6 feet away from others, avoiding crowds, and washing your hands often.

Who should get the vaccine varies from person to person. It is important for you to have a conversation with your doctor to determine if it is right for you. We encourage anyone who meets the guidelines, with their doctors recommendation, to get vaccinated. 

CDC Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines »

You can continue to protect yourself by

Following social distancing rules Practicing good hand hygiene Wearing a mask

Woman’s Hospital continues to be a critical resource for independent healthcare in Baton Rouge, vaccinating urgent care workers, dental workers, and others without access to vaccine for their frontline healthcare workers. We will continue to keep you updated.

Other ways to receive the COVID vaccine:

  1. Schedule with your primary care physician
  2. Find local pharmacies distributing vaccinations
  3. Check to see who is currently eligible

Special Considerations

Pregnant Patients 

While there are no FDA guidelines restricting patients who are pregnant, this group was not included in the COVID-19 vaccine trials to date. Therefore, we strongly recommend that all pregnant patients discuss their individual risk factors with their doctor before taking any vaccination.

Breastfeeding Patients

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that COVID-19 vaccines should be offered to lactating individuals only if they meet criteria for the vaccine. You should talk to your doctor for advice.

Cancer Patients

The decision for patients to receive the vaccine will be on an individual basis and it will be important for you to have a conversation with your doctor to determine if it is right for you. If you have any questions, please contact your oncologist’s office.