Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards held a news conference about Louisiana’s response to COVID-19 and vaccination efforts on Tuesday, March 9, one year since the first case of the coronavirus was reported in the state.
Early in his address, Gov. Edwards confirmed the state will expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include all adults and some teenagers who also have certain pre-existing conditions or meet other criteria. Those specific conditions and criteria were outlined in a letter sent to a number of pharmacies earlier this week so they could be prepared for the announcement.
Gov. Edwards says the change in eligibility was effective immediately.