BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The COVID-19 vaccination rate in Baton Rouge sits at approximately 40 percent while New Orleans is currently around 60 percent.
The mayors in each city want to improve those numbers and have come up with a challenge to improve vaccination rates.
That challenge is going to play out over the next thirty days.
Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome set the challenge in a tweet titled “Game On”.
Did you hear? It’s GEAUX TIME Baton Rouge! We're competing with The City Of NOLA and Mayor LaToya Cantrell to see which city can have the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate over the next 30 days! Let's show New Orleans what we're made of.— Sharon Weston Broome (@MayorBroome) July 2, 2021
Visit https://t.co/RKA6QcThS2 pic.twitter.com/qxZ3N7Klbf
Mayor Latoya Cantrell answered that challenge on Twitter:
Baton Rougeeeeeeeeeeee? *soulja boy voice*— Mayor LaToya Cantrell (@mayorcantrell) July 1, 2021
Lets show them how we do it in NOLA!!😎⚜️
We're competing with the City of Baton Rouge and @mayorbroome to see which city can have the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate over the next 30 days! pic.twitter.com/qPZ5NfVJ2W
You can get your COVID-19 vaccine at all major pharmacies and hospitals.