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December 06, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) pushed back against COVID-19 misinformation in today's Louisiana House Committee on Health and Welfare.
December 05, 2021
7 additional COVID-19 cases have been identified on a Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) cruise ship that disembarked in New Orleans today. This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases identified among the passengers and crew members to 17.
December 04, 2021
A Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) cruise ship disembarking in New Orleans this weekend has identified 10 COVID-19 cases among its crew members and passengers.
December 03, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is reporting its first probable case of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in Louisiana.
November 30, 2021
Louisiana residents now have until December 31, 2021 to get their vaccine at a participating community-based site as listed on As of November 29, more than 34,300 debit cards have been distributed through Shot For 100.
November 29, 2021
People who are vaccinated and eligible for a booster need to use this time to get their boosters. Those who are not vaccinated should get vaccinated.
November 23, 2021
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is partnering with the Bayou Classic and the National Medical Association to offer free COVID-19 vaccines at Bayou Classic events this Friday, Nov. 26 and Saturday, Nov. 27. Adults and children getting their first shots will receive a $100 Shot for 100 debit card.
November 18, 2021
The event will also feature activities for the entire family including live music, free food, a photo booth, door prizes and one hour of free play at Quarters.
November 17, 2021
"With the winter holidays approaching again, we want families to have maximum protection as they celebrate together," said State Health Officer Dr. Joseph Kanter.
November 03, 2021
All Louisiana children ages 5 to 11 are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) formal recommendation on Tuesday evening. Prior to this announcement, the Pfizer-BioNTech (Comirnaty) vaccine was recommended and authorized for people ages 12 and older.