Terrebonne General Medical Center and Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government Partner to Provide COVID-19 Vaccines
Terrebonne General Medical Center and Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government are partnering to provide COVID-19 vaccines at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center. The drive-through process will be quick and efficient allowing community members to remain in their vehicles to receive the vaccine. Drive-through vaccine distribution began today, Tuesday, January 19, and over 200 vaccines were provided.
TGMC President and CEO, Phyllis Peoples, and Parish President Gordon Dove have always worked together and the COVID pandemic was no exception. “The Parish and Terrebonne General Medical Center are proud to be working together to provide COVID-19 vaccinations to the people in our community safely and conveniently. The combination of having both the vaccines and a larger distribution site was very important to both entities. The accessibility of the drive-through at the Civic Center and the expertise of the hospital “Vaccine Team” creates a perfect solution to providing our community a convenient location with easy access and expert care. Our goal is to provide the vaccine for as many people in our community who want to receive it,” Dove and Peoples jointly stated.
“Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) would like to thank Parish President Gordon Dove for all he has done to protect our parish and for the use of the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center to distribute COVID-19 vaccines,” added Mrs. Peoples.
The vaccination distribution is part of the phased rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine that is following guidelines set by the state and the Louisiana Department of Health. The vaccine is currently available for those in Phase 1B (ages 70 and older).
Vaccine distribution will take place on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, through Friday, January 22 by appointment only. Appointments can be made by visiting www.ohnmychart.org/TGMC or by calling 873-4686.