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Louisiana residents 16 and older now eligible

Governor John Bel Edwards announced anyone in Louisiana 16 and older is now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Posted: Mar 31, 2021 10:27 PM
Updated: Mar 31, 2021 10:30 PM

"You're not only saving your life but you're saving every persons life that you come in contact with"

Children 16 and older are now eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine.... but many parents are hesitant to get their kids vaccinated. For others, it's exciting news. One mother I spoke with says after she and her wife contracted COVID-19, getting their children vaccinated was one of the easiest decisions she had to make.

Morgan says "as soon as the availability of vaccinations were put forth for children in that age group we decided to go ahead, and have it done just because we wanted to get it out of the way".

Linne says they're ready to get back to a sense of normalcy.

"We very much miss public outings and getting together concerts sporting events things of that nature are really missed especially in this community".

Stacy Conrad is a mother of two and an advocate for healthcare here in acadiana. she says it's important for people to get information about the vaccines from a healthcare professional instead of the web.

Conrad says "my biggest message would just be for people to talk to their doctors and instead of talking to their friends on social media".

Conrad's advocacy for COVID-19 vaccines has inspired her 10-year-old daughter who suffers from a rare chronic illness to also want the vaccine. She even made her own vaccination card in hopes of having one in the future.

Ella Conrad says "Just for fun I made it because I wanted to and i really want the vaccine soon".

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