Gov. Edwards efforts community outreach to fight Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy

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UPDATE: Governor John Bel Edwards and the Louisiana Department of Health are continuing to see a reluctance from Louisianans to roll up their sleeves and get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Community outreach initiatives by the Department of Health are underway to help educate and schedule vaccine appointments. “We are trying very hard to meet people where they are,” Edwards said.

Vaccine eligibility is open for everyone 16 and older but Edwards says supply is exceeding demand at the recently opened Federal mass vaccine distribution site.

“I will be the first to tell you the demand at that site is not what we want it to be, not what we want it to be and we are working with Baton Rouge officials to get people to take advantage of this opportunity,”

The Department of Health is offering free rides to the vaccination site with Uber. Use code: 10MVBRLA

A COVID-19 vaccination hotline can be reached at: (855) 453-0774.

To view the hours, or make an appointment at the mass vaccination site in Baton Rouge click here.


BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards will be briefing on the state’s response to COVID-19 Thursday afternoon. 

The briefing is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m.

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