Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards Receives first dose of COVID Vaccine

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has received his first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

His vaccination Tuesday came a day after he expanded access to the shots to include Louisiana government officials involved in pandemic response work.

The governor got his Pfizer shot along with Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin and several other state officials who are newly able under Louisiana’s latest eligibility criteria.

Meanwhile, Edwards announced he is maintaining Louisiana’s coronavirus restrictions and statewide mask mandate through March 3. The measures had been scheduled to expire Wednesday. The governor cited concerns about the spread of a more contagious variant of the coronavirus first identified in Britain.

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