1:30 LRN Newscast Jan 4

A list of 107 pharmacies that will be administering the Moderna vaccine this week was released this morning on the LDH’s website. Each pharmacy will only receive 100 doses for those over the age of 70 and dialysis patients.  Springhill Family Pharmacy Pharmacist Suzanne Smith in Webster Parish…

Cut 12 (12) “…reserved.” 

For a list of pharmacies go to CovidVaccine.la.gov

State Health Officer Dr. Joe Kanter says vaccines are being given in a tier system to those most likely to be exposed and those more likely to die or have severe complications from the virus and by doing so they hope to reduce hospital capacity.

Cut 8 (10) “…as well.”

Hospitalizations increased by 58 patients today for a total of 1,891.

The state’s senior U.S. Senator, Republican Bill Cassidy, was sworn in for a second six-year term Sunday. Cassidy’s most recent legislative achievement came as part of a bipartisan coalition that crafted the recent COVID relief bill. UL Lafayette Poly Science Professor Pearson Cross says the Senator is positioned to be quite influential…

Cut 5  (09) “…to come” 

Saints ended the regular season at 12-4 and since the Saints will host Chicago on Sunday, it increases the chances that running back Alvin Kamara can play after testing positive for COVID. Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins says the team understands the importance of avoiding a COVID.

Cut 10 (12) “..the playoffs”