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First Covid-19 Vaccine Administered in Louisiana

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First Covid-19 Vaccine Administered in Louisiana

Posted: Dec 14, 2020 9:59 AM
Updated: Dec 14, 2020 10:00 AM

BATON ROUGE, La. —The first COVID-19 vaccine will be administered at Ochsner Medical Center on Monday morning. A live stream of the first dose being administered will begin at 10:30 a.m. Gov. John Bel Edwards will be in attendance. Dr. Joseph Kanter, with the Louisiana Department of Health, announced Sunday that the first batch of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was en route to the state. Edwards said last week that in the first week, Louisiana was expected to get 39,000 vaccines, and 40,000 doses in the second week.Edwards said the state would follow CDC recommendations and would distribute the first doses to medical workers and at-risk populations in nursing home settings. Kanter reminded the public that, now more than ever, people need to follow coronavirus restrictions as cases surge nationwide.The general public is not expected to receive vaccines until spring or summer of next year.

Click here for a live view of the first vaccines being administered here in Louisiana by Ochsner Health in New Orleans courtesy of WDSU. 

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