More doses of the COVID vaccine are heading to Louisiana. Watch the latest from John Bel Edwards at 2:30 | Coronavirus


Louisiana will receive more doses of coronavirus vaccine than ever next week, according to a spokesman for the governor.


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Christina Stephens, a spokeswoman for Governor John Bel Edwards, shared the news on Twitter Wednesday morning.

Edwards will hold a press conference at 2:30 pm to address the latest news on COVID vaccines and the ongoing response to the pandemic.

The White House COVID-19 Response Team had shared in a tweet Wednesday morning that 27 million doses of vaccines will be distributed this week.

“That means that in just 62 days, we have tripled vaccine production, from 8.6 million doses to 27 million doses per week,” the tweet read.

Edwards participated in an early phone call about expanding the dose, Stephens confirmed.

“This is very good news: Louisiana will see more doses than ever next week,” Stephens tweeted.

Watch the latest on the Louisiana pandemic response at 2:30 pm

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