NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans is ahead of the game in Louisiana in vaccinations, city officials announced Wednesday as they eased COVID-19 restrictions.
New Orleans Health Department Director Dr. Jennifer Avegno says 21% of New Orleanians have received their first dose and 11% are fully vaccinated.
In contrast, 18% of the U.S. population has received at least one dose, with 9% fully vaccinated.
People as young as 16 years old with certain health conditions are now eligible to get vaccinated in Louisiana.
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