Louisiana releases vaccine demographics, but data is vague | Government and politics

Louisiana releases vaccine demographics, but data is vague |  Government and politics

Other data released by the health department shows that 61% of those vaccinated in Louisiana are women, while 39% are men. More than half of the vaccine doses given went to people aged 70 and over.

Louisiana, like other states, continues to focus more on the vaccine than the available vaccines. Some hospitals and clinics said they had to cancel immunization appointments because they did not have enough doses of the vaccine to distribute.

Edwards said the state is trying to divide its weekly doses from the federal government to ensure residents of each parish have equitable access to immunizations. This means that hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies don’t necessarily receive the same amount of the state’s vaccine every week.

But the more general problem is that Louisiana has more aggregate demand than the federal government’s supply. The state has received around 58,000 doses per week in recent weeks – and Kanter said federal officials have told Louisiana to expect similar allowances for the next four to five weeks, without a significant increase.

Edwards said Louisiana is planning mass vaccination events, but cannot do so until the number of vaccine doses going to the state increases every week.

“In order to deliver (mass events) vaccines, we would literally have to stockpile vaccines over a period of time,” the governor said. “We would retain it in order to set it up to organize a mass vaccination event. It defeats the purpose.

Via: omaha.com

News Highlights Politics

  • According to the source Louisiana releases vaccine demographics, but data is vague | Government and politics
  • Check all news and articles from the Politics news updates.
Disclaimer: If you need to update/edit/remove this news or article then please contact our support team Learn more

For Latest Updates Follow us on Google News

Read Next News
  • Show all
  • Trending
  • Most Viewed

Maruti Suzuki partners with IIM Bangalore to train 26 startups in mobility sector

The country’s largest automaker Maruti Suzuki India is partnering with the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) to nurture 26 startups ...

Biden told reporters airstrikes were meant to 'send a message' to Iran

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki claims there is a difference between Biden and Trump's military action in Syria as some promin ate Democrats ...

A PlayStation Network outage affects certain games

Just a day after a massive outage on Xbox Live, Sony’s PlayStation Network has been having problems for several hours. The problem on this end is ...

Show next
Bollyinside - US Local News & Breaking News Stories
Logo
Compare items
  • Total (0)
Compare
0