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Louisiana governor to get first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

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Gov. John Bel Edwards is readying to receive his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

Posted: Feb 9, 2021 8:54 AM

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards is readying to receive his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine. His vaccination Tuesday comes a day after he expanded access to the shots to include Louisiana government officials involved in pandemic response work. The 54-year-old Democrat was scheduled to get his vaccination in the afternoon at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center campus in Baton Rouge, along with several other state officials who are newly able under Louisiana’s latest eligibility criteria. Edwards widened Louisiana residents' access to the coronavirus vaccine Monday. He lowered the eligibility age from 70 to 65 and added officials handling COVID-19 response work and workers for the March 20 election.

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