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August 23, 2021
"Today's FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine, now marketed as Comirnaty, is yet another historic moment in our journey out of this COVID-19 pandemic. This full FDA approval of the first COVID vaccine follows months of clinical trials and millions upon millions of real-world doses safely administered across the globe. This vaccine is well researched, very safe and highly effective at preventing serious COVID illness, hospitalization and death," Gov. Edwards said.
August 21, 2021
Testing is for ages 3 and older. If you have been exposed or have symptoms of COVID-19, get tested.
August 17, 2021
Testing is for ages 3 and older. There is no cost, and no identification is needed. If you have been exposed or have symptoms of COVID-19, get tested.
August 16, 2021
All Louisiana residents ages 12 and older are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. A signed parental consent form is required for those younger than 18 to be vaccinated.
August 16, 2021
Residents requiring assistance can call the Bring Back Louisiana COVID-19 vaccine hotline at 1-855-453-0774 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.
August 14, 2021
Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s new recommendation, the Louisiana Department of Health is making third doses available for people whose immune systems are compromised moderately to severely and are fully vaccinated with an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.
August 13, 2021
Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Department of Health announced Shot For 100, a new vaccine incentive program that will give $100 to the first 75,000 college students who get their COVID-19 vaccine at participating institutions of higher education.
August 13, 2021
The $1,000,000 grand prize winner is Janet Mann who is 63 and a retired schoolteacher from Bossier City.
August 12, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is gathering information to review options to support the shortage of clinical staff in Louisiana hospitals. Through this RFI, LDH is seeking information from hospitals regarding their ability to provide inpatient hospital services, emergency room/department services, and hospital outpatient MAB infusion treatment if additional clinical staff were to be provided to the hospitals by LDH.
August 06, 2021
Congratulations to Coty Hemperley and Nevada Charity for getting vaccinated and being this week's winners.