cOVID-19 Vaccine Sign-Up
Ray’s Pharmacy is currently administering Pfizer and Moderna Covid 19 vaccines and boosters on Wednesdays and Thursdays AT NO COST. We encourage scheduling your vaccine appointment and will accept walk – ins at all three locations. To view more information about scheduling you vaccine appt, please visit our Covid-19 Vaccine Sign-up page.
Each Wednesday of the month at our Alexandria location, 78A Versailles Blvd.
Alternating Thursdays at either Tioga or Ball locations, 4629 Shreveport Highway or 5822 Monroe Hwy C
Updated COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Period Recommended For General Population
For the latest CDC Guidelines, visit the official CDC website here.
What You Need to Know
Monday, December 27, 2021 CDC Media Release:
Given what we currently know about COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, CDC is shortening the recommended time for isolation for the public. People with COVID-19 should isolate for 5 days and if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), follow that by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others to minimize the risk of infecting people they encounter. The change is motivated by science demonstrating that the majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs early in the course of illness, generally in the 1-2 days prior to onset of symptoms and the 2-3 days after.
Additionally, CDC is updating the recommended quarantine period for anyone in the general public who is exposed to COVID-19. For people who are unvaccinated or are more than six months out from their second mRNA dose (or more than 2 months after the J&J vaccine) and not yet boosted, CDC now recommends quarantine for 5 days followed by strict mask use for an additional 5 days. Alternatively, if a 5-day quarantine is not feasible, it is imperative that an exposed person wear a well-fitting mask at all times when around others for 10 days after exposure. Individuals who have received their booster shot do not need to quarantine following an exposure, but should wear a mask for 10 days after the exposure. For all those exposed, best practice would also include a test for SARS-CoV-2 at day 5 after exposure. If symptoms occur, individuals should immediately quarantine until a negative test confirms symptoms are not attributable to COVID-19.
Isolation relates to behavior after a confirmed infection. Isolation for 5 days followed by wearing a well-fitting mask will minimize the risk of spreading the virus to others. Quarantine refers to the time following exposure to the virus or close contact with someone known to have COVID-19. Both updates come as the Omicron variant continues to spread throughout the U.S. and reflects the current science on when and for how long a person is maximally infectious. These recommendations do not supersede state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, nor do they apply to healthcare workers for whom CDC has updated guidance.
State of Louisiana Third Dose Assessment Form
If you are immunocompromised and qualify to receive the the third dose Covid vaccine please print this MANDATORY form, complete the information and bring to your appointment.