COVID tests available; WP Health Unit providing drive-through tests, vaccinations Sunday 

By Bonnie Culverhouse

With the ever-rising numbers of COVID cases, Webster Parish is doing everything possible to keep residents safe.

Thanks to Webster Parish Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness and Webster Parish Police Jury, the main library branch in Minden (today, Thursday, January 13) and Mack Memorial branch in Springhill (Friday, January 14) will give away COVID-19 Antigen Home Tests.

WPOHSEP Director Brian Williams said the tests are available free of charge, but supplies are limited. “There are less than 200,” he said.

Williams said the parish is also sponsoring another drive-through at the Webster Parish Health Unit from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sunday, January 16.

“This will be a flu vaccine, COVID vaccine and COVID testing site,” Williams said. “It will be in the parking lot outside the health unit at 1200 Homer Road.”

The drive-through event Sunday will be a group effort among the local health unit office, Louisiana National Guard and Ochsner-LSU Health Center in Shreveport.

Flu shots as well as all three COVID-19 vaccines will be available and free to the public.

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