coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

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Acadian Medical Center announced it has vaccinated more than 500 people, including more than 150 on Wednesday. If you are eligible to get the vaccine, you can register for it at amcoutreach@ahmgt.com. Gene Ingram, R.N., administers vaccine to Christian Walker with the Eunice Fire Department. (Submitted photo)

Vaccine at Acadian Medical Center

Acadian Medical Center announced it has vaccinated more than 500 people, including more than 150 on Wednesday. If you are eligible to get the vaccine, you can register for it at amcoutreach@ahmgt.com. Gene Ingram, R.N., administers vaccine to Christian Walker with the Eunice Fire Department. (Submitted photo)

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Acadian Medical Center.

Acadian Medical Center giving COVID-19 vaccinations

The supply may be limited, but Acadian Medical Center is joining the effort to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to the public.
Kevin Frank, CEO, said the hospital gained access to the vaccine this month.
Acadian Medical Center is not on the state Department of Health’s list of vaccine sites.
“We are just trying to make sure the community knows that Acadian Medical Center is here. It is part of the Eunice community and we are trying to get the community vaccinated,” he said.

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St. Landry Parish Council President Dexter Brown. (File photo)

Parish Council mulls virtual meetings

At the end of nearly two hours of Zoom meeting, St. Landry Parish Council members discussed their virtual meetings and COVID-19.
The discussion about whether to meet virtually or not hasn’t been the rule.
The Parish Council has been on and off about virtual meetings. For the Council, virtual has meant audio only and without public input.
The St. Landry Parish School Board has returned to in-person meetings, but with social distancing. When the School Board met virtually it was using Zoom with audio, video and public input.

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Retired medical providers encouraged to volunteer as COVID-19 vaccinators

To boost the speed of administering COVID-19 vaccines to the community, the Louisiana Department of Health is encouraging retired medical providers to help put shots in arms.
“We do not expect the vaccine to become widely available for the general public until spring or summer, but we are doing all we can now to make sure we are ready when that time comes,” said Dr. Sundée Winder, interim executive director of the Bureau of Community Preparedness. “We appreciate qualified retired medical providers who are willing to join the effort to begin putting this pandemic behind us.”

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COVID-19 risk remains high in St. Landry Parish

St. Landry Parish, as is most of Louisiana, remains at the highest level of risk from COVID-19, according to the Louisiana Department of Health.
On Friday, 3,712 new cases and the state case count totaled 364,853. Deaths from the virus totaled 8,080 in the state.
St. Landry Parish positivity rate was up to 12.5% as of Jan. 6, up from 11.3% for the period ending Dec. 30.
As of Friday, St. Landry Parish had 7,355 total cases with 211 deaths. There have been 93,803 tests for the virus run in the parish.

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