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Next week the state will establish a COVID vaccine hotline, a service designed to connect those interested in getting vaccinated with a nearby provider who has open appointments. Governor Edwards says next week we’re getting over 300,000 first COVID vaccine doses delivered and we need people to start lining up for them…

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The phone number and hours of operation will be made public soon.

The pandemic has reordered Louisianan’s top priorities for state government to address according to the 2021 Louisiana Survey. LSU Public Policy Lab Director Mike Henderson says the two new top concerns compared to last year are the economy and COVID-19.

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Pfizer says their COVID vaccine is 100-percent effective in adolescents ages 12 to 15. Brooke Thorington speaks with a lead investigator in the clinical trial

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Starting tomorrow health insurance premiums for Affordable Care Act individual plans are set to drop on average by over 50 dollars a month due to 36 billion dollars in new subsidies. If you currently have a marketplace plan log onto healthcare.gov tomorrow and follow the instructions provided to see a reduction in cost of your coverage.