1:30 LRN Newscast Jan 1

Thursday’s announcement that those over the age of 70 in Louisiana can begin receiving COVID vaccines has many already crowding pharmacies to get vaccinated before doses have arrived. The vaccines will begin on Monday, Department of Health spokeswoman Aly Neel stressed that only a limited supply of 10,000 Moderna doses will be available next week and appointments are required or you will be turned away.

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout is going slower than many expected. The state’s top public health expert says Louisiana will have received more than 210-thousand vaccine doses by Saturday. Over 45-thousand doses have been administered. State Health Officer Doctor Joe Kanter admits it’s a complex operation

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The 87th annual Sugar Bowl is tonight in New Orleans and it’s a much different event this year due to the pandemic. Ohio State and Clemson will play in the national semifinal game and Sugar Bowl C-E-O Jeff Hundley says while the parade and other public events tied to the bowl game have been canceled, at least they are having a game this year…

Cut 14 (11) “…next year.” 

2020 was the busiest year on record for the Louisiana National Guard. Guard spokesperson Noel Collins says they assisted with 400 generator missions; distributed 5.7 million meals, 7.8 million liters of water, 1.4 million bags of ice, and 267-thousand tarps.

Cut 7 (11)  “…efforts.”