Gov. John Bel Edwards announced during a news conference Wednesday, March 24 that all state residents 16 and older will be eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine beginning Monday, March 29.
Gov. Edwards and Dr. Joseph Kanter with the LDH urged everyone to get vaccinated so the state can achieve herd immunity against the coronavirus. Both officials said the state is now in a “race against time” to achieve herd immunity before multiple variants of the coronavirus spread and increase infections and hospitalizations.