Vaccines

  Cantrell ‘hopeful’ for large-scale Saints games in Superdome

  Post-pandemic New Orleans jobs reboot is on

  Local restaurants feel Covid-19 labor pinch

  Over 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine distributed in La., health dept. reports

  Jefferson Parish launches vaccine campaign for hard-to-reach groups including those homebound

COVID-19 vaccine availability for metro area

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  Crowds gather in French Quarter for busy Easter weekend

  Hundreds get J&J vaccine on Good Friday; communities brace for possible delay in new shipments

  Help on the way for Orleans Parish businesses not included in relaxed COVID restrictions

  City pushes to get vaccines to underserved communities

  11 p.m. curfew ends for most bars across the state

  New Orleans wedding industry starting to bounce back

  Latinx community battles misinformation and language barriers in vaccine effort

Reaching herd immunity from Covid-19 will take a large percentage of all Louisianians getting vaccinated.

  St. Bernard Parish doubles vaccine rate in two weeks

A big vaccine rollout event in St. Bernard Parish was anything but-- chairs in the Grand Ballroom at the parish’s Civic Center were empty as hardly anyone showed up for a vaccine.

  Parishes to resume business following governor’s announcement

The new statewide ordinance goes into effect Wednesday.

  Doctors concerned about possibility of fourth COVID-19 surge

Cases are increasing in some parts of the country and health officials are concerned about a fourth surge.

  24-hour vaccine fest ends at 10 a.m. Tuesday; hundreds of doses still available

  Grounded: Some cities lost more than half their flights amid COVID-19

  Economic growth spurs local optimism

Southern University launches statewide COVID-19 vaccine campaign

  New mass vaccination site opens soon

  Port of New Orleans loses $21 million without cruises, but president predicts fall return

Jeff. Parish high schoolers to return to in-person learning

Virtual learning will continue to be an option.

  La. surpasses 10,000 COVID-related deaths

Louisiana has marked a grim milestone in the fight against COVID-19.

  Louisiana expands vaccine eligibility to those 16 and older with certain health conditions

Beginning March 9, people ages 16 to 64 with certain health conditions will be able to get vaccinated

  “They’ve been hit pretty hard,” landlords look to federal aid to pay for missed rent

Property owners who have missed out on rent payments because of the pandemic say the signing of the American Rescue Plan will allow them to get better assistance.

A little-known metric may help guide state officials with COVID-19 vaccine outreach

Health officials in Louisiana will be using a key metric often used in times of disaster as a way to target outreach for COVID-19 vaccinations.

Researchers now focusing on females to better understand how girls burn energy and to prevent borderline obesity

Doctors at Pennington Biomedical Research Center are bringing in female teenagers to study key differences in girls’ bodies.

Gov. John Bel Edwards expands vaccine eligibility in La. to all essential workers

During his news conference on Thursday, March 18, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced he is expanding vaccine eligibility in Louisiana to all essential workers at least 16 years old.

New LDH dashboard show COVID-19 cases, deaths & vaccinations broken down by race in each parish

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) has launched a new dashboard on its website comparing COVID-19 cases, deaths, vaccinations, and populations by parish.

  Expecting mothers, doctors encouraged by infant born with Covid antibodies

As anxious as she is now to meet her new son, Bryson says she’s also anxious to receive her vaccine after giving birth, so she can continue to protect her family.

  Stimulus check calculator estimates how much your payment will be worth

Millions of people will soon receive a new stimulus payment from the federal government, and there is an easy way for recipients to find out how much money they will get.

  ‘There is an end in sight,’: Family members reunited with hugs after nursing home restrictions lifted

The nursing home and long-term care facility guidelines now allow for indoor visits regardless of their residents’ vaccination status unless there’s a confirmed covid or close contact case.

Alabama couple reunited 1 year after pandemic ended nursing home visits

It was a story that exploded onto social media and went viral like the pandemic that caused it. . A Montgomery man was forced to visit the love of his life through a screen window at the nursing home where she lives.

  One-on-one: Biden cabinet secretary discusses COVID relief for La.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg says besides helping everyday Louisiana residents, the American Rescue Plan will also aid airports, and other public transit.

  Optimism grows over more COVID vaccinations; public health experts urge continued vigilance

President Biden wants all adults to be made eligible for vaccination by May 1.

LDH further relaxes nursing home, adult residential care facility visitation guidance

Effective Friday, March 12 the Louisiana Department of Health is instructing all nursing and adult residential care facilities to follow the guidance issued this week by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) further relaxing visitation policies in congregate facilities.

  New Orleans moving to Phase 3 Friday; businesses allowed to operate at 75%

Restaurants and businesses can operate at 75 percent capacity

Fear, Facts, Future: The COVID-19 Vaccine Explained Live from Tuskegee

Despite three COVID 19 vaccines readily available, many people are still skeptical about getting them.

  Nearly 25% of New Orleanians have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Thousands of people are receiving vaccines daily in New Orleans.

  Music? Yes. Dancing? No, as New Orleans eases virus rules

Live music has not been allowed at indoor events in New Orleans in almost a year, since the city became an early hot spot in the COVID-19 pandemic.

  La. works to address hindrances to vaccinations among the disabled

The Kaiser Family Foundation says in some states less attention has been paid to non-elderly people with disabilities in terms of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  St. Tammany offices re-open under Phase 3

Dozens of St. Tammany Parish employees will return to work under a new parish order.

Ochsner to vaccinate more than 1,000 people on the north shore

Approximately 1,150 people will receive the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

  Vaccine-seekers will need to ‘attest’ to pre-existing conditions

While more than 100,000 people in Louisiana have received their COVID-19 vaccines, thousands more still patiently wait their turn.

  Advocates say Biden’s child tax credits could lift thousands of Louisiana children out of poverty

The tax credits contained in the American Rescue Plan are expected to cut child poverty in half in the U.S.

  Children’s Hospital begins vaccinations for those as young as 16

People as young as 16 with certain health conditions can now be vaccinated.

  Overweight and obese individuals now eligible for COVID-19 vaccine in Louisiana

Individuals age 16 and older who are overweight or obese are now eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine in Louisiana.

  Ochsner Health releases statistics on COVID response, vaccination efforts

More than 10,000 patients have been released from Ochsner facilities after recovering from COVID-19

  New Orleanians cautious, ready for normalcy under new CDC guidelines

About 30 million Americans are vaccinated against the virus.

Fully vaccinated people can gather without masks, CDC says

Officials say a person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the last required dose of vaccine.

LSU following state of La. in moving to Phase 3

LSU has announced it is moving to Phase 3, following in-step with reduced restrictions by Gov. John Bel Edwards for the state of Louisiana.

Gray TV Prime Time Special: ‘COVID Crisis: The Long Haul’ airs Saturday, March 13th

Full Court Press will air an hour-long, national, prime time special titled, “COVID Crisis: The Long Haul” on Saturday, March 13th, 2021.

  Festivals, fairs to look different under Phase 3 guidelines, medical experts urge continued mitigation measures

The St. Bernard parish crawfish festival, after a year’s hiatus announcing a comeback with new festival dates April 29th to May 2nd.

  New task force works to get more people vaccinated in the 9th Ward and New Orleans East

Past missteps in research involving blacks are said to contribute to vaccination hesitancy among African Americans.

  Mississippi residents react to looser COVID restrictions

A steady stream of Mississippi residents and a few from Louisiana have been pouring in all day to get there first or second Moderna vaccine.

  Ochsner to host mass vaccination site at the Shrine on Airline

Approximately 1,000 new appointments are available

All Mississippians age 16+ can now get COVID-19 vaccinations

Private providers and pharmacies are also offering the vaccine. Call for availability.

Infectious disease experts say lifting mask mandates now is a ‘horrible idea’

Alabama’s mask order will expire on Friday at 5 p.m., unless Gov. Kay Ivey intervenes.

  Trade show at Convention Center for the first time in a year leaves tourism leaders cautiously optimistic

With the easing of restrictions across Louisiana this week, Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser says he’s promoting the state at full force.

  LDH: 200 new cases of COVID-19 reported Friday

Louisiana is currently in Phase 3 of Coronavirus recovery

  TODAY: Mass vaccination efforts begin in Orleans, Jefferson Parishes

In Jefferson Parish, Ochsner will use the parking lot of the Shrine on Airline to administer shots.

WATCH: Texas to open 100%, mask mandate removed

Governor Greg Abbott addressed small business and community leaders of the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce as part of a statewide announcement on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 in Lubbock. During the news conference the governor said “it is now time to open Texas 100 percent.”

  Fairs and festivals allowed again in Phase 3

"We want to have this festival as bad as everybody wants to come out to the festival."

  Phase 3: Bands, venues cautiously optimistic of indoor live music allowances

Indoor live music may be just out of reach for some, those in the business say it’s a step towards bringing the music back.

  COVID in Louisiana: One year later

On March 2, 2020, the state of Louisiana began making preparations for the inevitable.

  First mass vaccination site in New Orleans opens Wednesday

The council will receive an update regarding special events and plans to establish a citywide mass vaccination program

  La. to enter Phase 3 of reopening, except in Orleans Parish

Restaurants can operate at 75 percent capacity, except in Orleans Parish

  Morial Convention Center hosting first trade show in almost a year

It’s been 320 days since the Convention Center has hosted something other than an emergency event.

BR bishop says if J&J vaccine is only one a Catholic can receive, you ‘should feel free to do so for your safety’

Bishop Michael Duca said there are moral concerns that must be acknowledged, “if for any reasonable circumstance you are only able to receive the vaccine from Johnson & Johnson, you should feel free to do so for your safety and for the common good."

  ‘He should leave medicine to the physicians,’ Medical experts fear fall-out from Archbishop vaccine statement

“We’ve had one and a half million deaths from covid in the world. And anybody who comes out and says, avoid this vaccine. That is the mistake,” said Dr. Brobson Lutz.

Republic NOLA ordered to shutdown; added to growing list of non-compliant businesses

Republic NOLA has been ordered to shut down immediately by New Orleans COVID-19 task force members.

Louisiana tops 1M vaccine doses administered as J&J shot enters the market

Louisiana tops one million shots of COVID-19 vaccine administered. In the last month, vaccine distribution nearly doubled.

Archdiocese calls J&J vaccine ‘morally corrupt’ for use of abortion cells

New Orleans religious leaders says the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is "morally compromised."

New Orleans easing COVID restrictions following decrease in new cases

The new guidelines will go into effect at 6 a.m. Friday.

  COVID-19 vaccine makers race to outpace variants of the virus

Public health experts say it is imperative to get vaccinated as new coronavirus variants emerge.

Walmart hosting community vaccine event in New Orleans

Eligible patients can schedule a vaccine appointment on the Walmart website.

  More fans allowed inside Smoothie King Center as COVID positivity rate drops

As the New Orleans Pelicans prepared to take on the Detroit Pistons, the Smoothie King Center allowed an indoor seating capacity of up to 2,700 fans.

  Two mass vaccination sites to open up in New Orleans

Health officials and the convention center are gearing up to innoculate hundreds of people a day.

  Pregnant nurse practitioner says benefits of COVID-19 vaccine outweighed risks

More than 20,000 pregnant women have taken the COVID-19 vaccine since it became available in December with no reported problems.