Edwards: Louisiana will not start vaccinating people between 65 and 70 yet

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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says despite new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommending states start vaccinating people 65 and older, they will stick with 70 and older for now.

"We’re already focused on those most vulnerable in Louisiana, those who were 70 and older,"  said Edwards. "We still have a lot of those individuals who have yet to be vaccinated but yet who want the vaccine."

Louisiana health workers, as of the most recent information released by the Department of Health, have administered 159,698 COVID-19 shots. 21,652 have received their booster shots, while 138,047 await the three to four week window before the recommended follow-up shot.