Sickle Cell Resources
Educational materials on sickle cell disease and related illnesses are available for clients and the general public.
On Thursday, Feb. 18, Governor John Bel Edwards announced that Louisiana is expanding eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines to include K-12 teachers, daycare workers and some people with certain health conditions, giving roughly 475,000 more people access to the shots.
In the Advocate article it also mentioned, “People will also be able to get shots if they are between the ages of 55 and 64 and have one of several specific health conditions: Cancer, chronic kidney disease, COPD, Down Syndrome, heart conditions, immunocompromised state from solid organ transplant, obesity, sickle cell disease and Type 2 diabetes. Smokers in that age range will also have access.”
People living with sickle cell disease in the 55-64 age bracket are highly encouraged to get the COVID-19 Vaccine. Each week the Louisiana Department of Health puts out a list of locations across the state that are giving the vaccine. The locations change so it is important to check the list weekly. Below are a few places within our areas that are distributing the vaccine. You will need to contact the locations to make an appointment before showing up. They are asking people to also fill out the Louisiana COVID-19 Vaccine Attestation Form before their appointment. Click here for the form.
Basic Information on Sickle Cell Disease:
Links for Kids and Teens:
Other Support Links: