COVID-19 vaccine

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Gov. John Bel Edwards has signed a new proclamation that says the state will remain in Modified Phase 2 for 28 days.

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Another 102 Louisiana pharmacies will receive the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine this week, making it available in 209 drug stores and in all 64 parishes, the Louisiana Department of Health announced Monday morning.

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The Louisiana Department of Health is asking hospitals with excess COVID-19 vaccine doses to begin administering them to patients who fit into the Tier 1B vaccination group.

More than 100 Louisiana pharmacies will start receiving the state’s first batches of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine Monday.

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Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Thursday that an additional 640,000 Louisianans will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccines when the state enters the next stage of distribution next week.

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State health officials said they may be able to administer more than the 39,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine they expected to receive this week.

Ochsner Medical Center in Jefferson received one of the first shipments of Pfizer’s mRNA vaccine in Louisiana on Monday. And on Tuesday, LCMC Health’s University Medical Center (UMC) in New Orleans received a shipment and began immunizing employees at highest risk for contracting the virus.