Gov. John Bel Edwards announced today, Feb. 4, that Louisiana is expanding vaccine priority groups to include people ages 65 or older. According to the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), this update to the prioritization guidance will go into effect on Monday, Feb. 8. This will add about 250,000 people to the Phase B, Tier 1 group.
Expanding the vaccine eligible age group to include individuals 65 or older is still in accordance with the Phase B, Tier 1 group. This prioritization guidance update does not indicate that Louisiana is moving toward including members of Phase B, Tier 2, which is the next priority group, for vaccination.
To view a current list of Louisiana’s priority groups, visit LDH’s COVID-19 Vaccine Information webpage at https://ldh.la.gov/covidvaccine.