Mayor, doctors urge adults to get vaccinated to protect children

Published: Jul. 19, 2021 at 2:46 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 20, 2021 at 11:23 AM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Mayor Sharon Weston Broome was joined by community healthcare workers Tuesday, July 20, to give an update on COVID-19 in East Baton Rouge Parish.

She emphasized the importance of getting vaccinated.

“We owe it to the people we lost, those that are still recovering, and we owe it to our youth who are not old enough to receive the vaccine,” said Broome.

A doctor at Our Lady of the Lake said more and more children are being admitted with COVID and blamed low vaccination rates.

According to Broome, only about 30 percent of people under 40 have received the vaccine in East Baton Rouge.

Doctors are now pleading with those who haven’t gotten a shot to do it if for no other reason than to protect the kids who are too young to get a vaccine.

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