COVID-19 Vaccine Expands


February 18, 2021

Louisiana is widening access to the coronavirus vaccine to newly include anyone age 65 to 69, authorizing another quarter-million people for the shots if they can find an available appointment, under plans announced by Governor John Bel Edwards. People 70 and older had previously been allowed to receive the two-dose Pfizer and Moderna vaccines in Louisiana. The drop in age to 65 places Louisiana in line with more than half the nation's other states already following the age eligibility recommendation from the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Still, those newly eligible wil...

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