6:30 LRN Newscast February 1

State Health Officer Dr. Joe Kanter is hoping to bust some common COVID vaccine myths. Kanter says he hears that the mRNA technology behind the vaccine is new and untested. He says that is not true.
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Kanter also says there’s no evidence the vaccine can impact a woman’s fertility.

Vaccines will be administered at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds in Shreveport today through Thursday. Vaccinations are open to Louisiana residents age 70 and older. LSU Health Shreveport Chancellor Dr. G-E Ghali says some have driven hours to be inoculated at their previous vaccine clinics.
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You must preregister in order to get in line for the vaccine.

An Allen Parish cemetery has changed a restriction in its contracts that only allowed whites to be buried at the site after a black family was denied a plot. The family of an Allen Parish Deputy sought to have their loved one buried at Oaklin Springs Cemetery but were rejected by an employee who cited the limitation. Oaklin Cemetery Association President Creig Vizena…
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The family says the employee, reportedly the 81-year-old aunt of Vizena, was rude and used racial language. Vizena told KPLC-TV they have been relieved of their duties.