Covid-19 Vaccination News
Louisiana Department of Health makes third doses of COVID-19 vaccine available for people with moderately to severely compromised immune systems
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.
Gov. Edwards, Louisiana Department of Health announce new $100 cash vaccine incentive program for college students in Louisiana - Shot For 100
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.
Gov. Edwards and the Louisiana Department of Health announce the Shot At A Million grand prize $1 million cash winner and the final five $100,000 scholarship winners
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.
Gov. Edwards and the Louisiana Department of Health announce the fourth round of Shot At A Million winners
August 06, 2021
Congratulations to Coty Hemperley and Nevada Charity for getting vaccinated and being this week's winners.
Healthcare, Business Leaders Support Gov. Edwards' Mask Mandate to Slow the Spread of COVID-19 During Worst Surge Yet
August 02, 2021
Healthcare and business leaders from across Louisiana have spoken out in support of Gov. John Bel Edwards" mask mandate, which will help limit suffering and death as the state experiences its worst surge yet. Healthcare and business leaders from across Louisiana have spoken out in support of Gov. John Bel Edwards' mask mandate, which will help limit suffering and death as the state experiences its worst surge yet.
Gov. Edwards Temporarily Reinstates Louisiana's Statewide Mask Mandate as COVID Cases and Hospitalizations Threaten Hospitals' Ability to Serve Communities...
August 02, 2021
Gov. John Bel Edwards has temporarily reinstated Louisiana's statewide mask mandate indoors for all people age five and older as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise across Louisiana, threatening the ability of Louisiana's hospitals to deliver care during this fourth surge of COVID. Louisiana is currently in the worst surge of the COVID-19 pandemic so far in terms of case growth rate, percent positivity and hospitalizations.
Gov. Edwards and the Louisiana Dept. of Health Announce the Third Round of Shot At A Million Winners
July 30, 2021
Stephen Curry and Jacob Ardoin were selected in the drawing conducted by the Louisiana Lottery Corporation and overseen by the Louisiana Legislative Auditor on Wednesday, July 28, 2021.
Gov. Edwards Releases PSAs Promoting COVID-19 Vaccines with National Spelling Bee Champion Zaila Avant-garde
July 29, 2021
"As a Guinness Book World Record Holder and National Champion, Zaila knows a thing or two about winning, which is why I think we should listen to her when she gives us advice about how to win the fight against COVID," Gov. Edwards said. "Zaila has made all of Louisiana proud with her numerous accomplishments, but I'm most proud that she's using her voice to speak up and encourage young people to take the COVID vaccine."