Governor Edwards announced during his press conference that individuals between the ages of 55-64 with one or more health conditions will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine starting on February 22, 2021. This move will also include teachers and support staff working on-site at K-12 schools as well as daycare staff.

You can see the full press conference from Governor Jon Bel Edwards on Facebook below.

In addition to residents 55-64 with one or more health conditions, as defined by the CDC, teachers and support staff workers in K-12 schools along with those working at daycares will be eligible to receive the vaccine on Monday, February 22.

Along with those members of the community, all pregnant persons and non-emergency medical transportation providers and staff will also become eligible to receive the vaccine.

According to Governor Edwards, 812,000 vaccine doses have been distributed in Louisiana.