The City of New Orleans announced a partnership today (March 3) with LCMC Health to launch a mass vaccination site at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Hall J, where vaccine appointments will begin for eligible residents Thursday, March 4.

Those who are currently eligible to receive a vaccine in Louisiana can register for an appointment by calling (504) 290-5200 or by going to Days and hours of operation are subject to vaccine availability. The Call Center will be available seven days a week to answer questions, register for an appointment, or be added to a vaccination waitlist. Phone lines open at 7 a.m.

The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) will provide free shuttle service to the Convention Center Hall J starting Thursday. Shuttles will depart every 15 minutes from Duncan Plaza, every 45 minutes from the West Bank RTA Park and Ride, and every 45 minutes from the New Orleans East Walmart. Residents interested in utilizing the shuttle must pay their regular fare to the designated pickup points. Both the outgoing and return shuttle service are free of charge. All RTA shuttle buses will be marked as “Special/Convention Center.” Complimentary parking for individuals driving to the Convention Center will be available in Parking Lot F, directly across from Hall J. For more information on shuttle service, visit You also can call the Rideline at (504) 248-2900 or follow @NewOrleansRTA on social media.

The New Orleans Health Department will provide staffing support at the Convention Center alongside LCMC Health personnel.

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