BATON ROUGE – Every adult and older teens in Louisiana are eligible for a coronavirus vaccine Monday (March 29).
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Widespread availability is arguably the most significant development in the Louisiana COVID pandemic since the state shutdown a few days over a year ago. Most Louisians were already eligible for a vaccine after the state expanded access to essential jobs that most Louisians hold – positions from restaurant workers, bartenders to those in construction, manufacturing, and college staff.
Vaccines for everyone 16 and older will be available from Monday, March 29. Local pharmacies told WBRZ Wednesday (March 24) that they were already making plans for wider availability. Stream WBRZ news broadcasts here all day to check out the latest information.
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By the end of April, more than 1 million people in Louisiana will have completed their vaccinations. It takes 14 days after the second dose of the two-step regimen or 14 days after the single dose vaccine to be considered fully vaccinated.
The United States’ COVID outlook is improving, federal health experts predict Wednesday, as more Americans are eligible for and vaccinated against the coronavirus. Click HERE to read more.
Once a vaccination course is started, patients will receive a COVID vaccine card; Click HERE for more information on what you can do with the card.