Gulf Coast NEWS

April 22, 2022 | From 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., the Baton Rouge Delta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will Learn More

April 19, 2022 | Second dose booster shots of the Pfizer or Moderna mRNA vaccine are now available at all county health department Learn More

April 15, 2022 | Starting Monday, appointments for second COVID-19 booster shots will be available through county health departments. Learn More

April 2, 2022 | The vaccine deployment in December 2020 signaled a turning point in the COVID-19 pandemic. By the end of May Learn More

March 28, 2022 | Toyota recently announced a new partnership with the North Mississippi Coalition Against Covid-19. Learn More

March 16, 2022 | Multiple studies show that COVID-19 vaccinations do not impact fertility, pregnancy or breastfeeding…but COVID-19 can. Learn More

March 16, 2022 |While Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards plans to end his statewide COVID-19 emergency declaration Wednesday, Mayor LaToya Cantrell's office has Learn More

March 9, 2022 | Two years ago today, the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Louisiana. Shortly after, the state saw its Learn More

March 4, 2022 | Although many Louisiana residents have decided to roll up their sleeves for a COVID vaccine, enthusiasm seems to have Learn More

February 22, 2022 | On Sunday, Dec. 5, the Louisiana Department of Health confirmed the first official case of the omicron COVID-19 variant Learn More

February 15, 2022 | Oh no. Your vaccine card is missing. You've searched your car, emptied your purse or backpack and torn apart Learn More

February 13, 2022 | The vaccination and indoor masking mandates instituted by New Orleans city officials will remain in effect at least through Learn More

February 7, 2022 | Unlike a lot of kids, Connor Corkern is thrilled when it’s time to go to the doctors’ office. Even Learn More

February 6, 2022 | Former NFL player Curt Baham said that Saturday's COVID vaccine event was strategically planned ahead of Mardi Gras. Learn More

February 5, 2022 | President, NFL Alumni Gulf Coast Chapter - Curtis Baham/Seattle/Tulane Learn More

February 4, 2022 | This interview with the New Orleans Saints very first Pro Football Hall of Fame player Rickey Jackson is excellent. Learn More

February 4, 2022 | The event will take place on Saturday, February 5, at Yulman stadium from 8 a.m-noon. No appointment is necessary. Learn More

February 3, 2022 | NFL Alumni Curtis Baham talks about the Vax event Feb. 5th at Tulane Univ. Learn More

February 3, 2022 | NFL Alumni Gulf Coast Chapter President Curtis Baham talks about his COVID-19 Vax event Sat. Feb. 5th Learn More

February 1, 2022 | JACKSON, Miss. – A trio of scientific papers on the effects of COVID-19 in children emphasizes its risks and Learn More

February 1, 2022 | U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, in letters to seven governors, is reaffirming the need for members of their states' Learn More

February 1, 2022 | The NFL Alumni Gulf Coast Chapter, Tulane University and the Louisiana Department of Health will host a mobile vaccination Learn More

NEW ORLEANS, LA (February 1, 2022) – A campaign from NFL Alumni Health, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Learn More

January 28, 2022 | Safe care is our mission. The Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System offers COVID-19 vaccine to ALL Veterans, Veteran Learn More

January 26, 2022 | Both of Panama City’s hospitals have seen consistent growth in new COVID-19 patients since the start of the new Learn More

January 15, 2022 | The Center of Excellence for Emerging Threats (CEVT) continues to provide lifesaving testing and vaccines at the Louisiana State Learn More

January 12, 2022 | Suspicion, misinformation, complacency and delays because of the holidays and bad weather have combined to produce alarmingly low COVID-19 Learn More

January 6, 2022 | Gov. John Bel Edwards is expected to speak Thursday on the COVID-19 spike following the New Year's weekend. Learn More

January 5, 2022 | Some 47% of people living in Lafourche Parish are fully vaccinated as of Jan. 4, according to data from Learn More

January 5, 2022 | Some 41% of people living in Terrebonne Parish are fully vaccinated as of Jan. 4, according to data from Learn More

January 5, 2022 | The Louisiana Department of Health is handing out $100 gift cards to children who receive their first dose of Learn More

January 4, 2022 | The number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are rapidly increasing in Mississippi. Learn More

January 4, 2022 | As COVID-19 cases surge to record numbers in the state, pediatrician members of the Mississippi Chapter of the American Learn More

December 20, 2021 | The omicron variant of COVID-19 is sweeping through the nation, forcing many families to rethink holiday plans and even Learn More

December 16, 2021 | As the United States marked the grim record of 800,000 deaths due to COVID-19, state health leadership and physicians Learn More

December 15, 2021 | As Mississippi cases of COVID-19’s Omicron variant grow, experts say some things won’t immediately change: The Delta variant remains Learn More

December 15, 2021 | At the beginning of 2021, Catalina Jaramillo had just started working as a staff writer at, investigating and Learn More

December 9, 2021 | Several Mississippi organizations will host a COVID-19 vaccination day event on Saturday in Forest, Mississippi for the Hispanic community. Learn More

November 29, 2021 | Eligibility has been expanded for COVID-19 booster shots in Mississippi. Learn More

November 22, 2021 |Louisiana’s Department of Health is urging parents to get kids ages 5-11 vaccinated for COVID-19 following recent approval from the Learn More

November 22, 2021 | Children ages 5 - 11 are eligible for vaccination with the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine which is now available in Learn More

November 14, 2021 | Children ages 5-11 are eligible for vaccination with Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine available across the state and strongly endorsed by Learn More

November 9, 2021 | With the Pfizer vaccine newly greenlighted for children 5-11, Mississippi pediatricians have swiftly moved to encourage this age group Learn More

November 8, 2021 | Mississippi children aged 5-11 are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, expanding full access to vaccination to the widest Learn More

November 6, 2021 | Some of the state’s doses of the COVID-19 vaccines for children are already in Alabama. Many local pediatricians, pharmacies, Learn More

November 5, 2021 | The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) will begin scheduling COVID-19 vaccinations for children 5 to 11 years old Learn More

November 4, 2021 | More children across Mississippi will soon be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations, after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Learn More

November 04, 2021 | COVID-19 shots are now available for children 5 to 11 years old in the U.S. Learn More

November 3, 2021 | School-age children across the nation are about to have a vaccination option against COVID-19. Pediatric doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Learn More

November 1, 2021 | The Food and Drug Administration on Friday authorized the use of Pfizer and Bio N Tech’s COVID-19 vaccine for Learn More

October 27, 2021 | Following endorsement from a panel of health advisors, the nation could be days away from final authorization to get Learn More

October 21, 2021 | The Mississippi Gulf Coast’s business community takes COVID-19 seriously, industry leaders say, so they’re shelling out major reward dollars Learn More

October 19, 2021 | Sometimes when she’s feeding her infant daughter, Amanda Harrison is overcome with emotion and has to wipe away tears Learn More

October 12, 2021 | The MolinaCares Accord ("MolinaCares"), in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of Mississippi ("Molina"), teamed up with football Hall of Famer Learn More

October 1, 2021 | Louisiana residents who get vaccinated against COVID-19 can now get $100. Learn More

October 6, 2021 | While pleas to implement statewide COVID-19 mitigation measures have fallen on deaf ears, a South Mississippi pediatrician says one-on-one Learn More

October 4, 2021 | The Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System (GCVHCS) is scheduled to host five COVID-19 and influenza vaccination clinics in Learn More

November 1, 2021 | Louisiana has extended its Shot For 100 vaccine incentive program through Nov. 30, officials said Monday. Under the program, Learn More

September 30, 2021 | Lee Health is offering booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and resuming overnight elective surgeries as hospitalizations for Learn More

September 28, 2021| Lee Health reports 187 COVID-19 patients being treated as of Tuesday morning, with 19 new admissions since Monday. Learn More

September 24, 2021 | Lee Health is reporting it has 226 COVID-19 hospitals isolated in its hospitals. Nine COVID-19 patients died on Thursday. Learn More

September 20, 21021 | The number of total coronavirus cases reported in Louisiana Monday increased by 3,194 and there have been 55 new Learn More

September 9, 2021 | Lee Health equals highest single-day COVID-19 patient death total Wednesday, losing 18 patients. Learn More

September 7, 2021 | As patients stream into Mississippi hospitals one after another, doctors and nurses have become all too accustomed to the Learn More

September 6, 2021 | As has been true throughout America’s COVID-19 history, every state—and every county therein—has its own COVID-19 story, driven by Learn More

September 3, 2021 | Golisano Children’s Hospital’s Mobile Pediatric Vaccination Clinic will be making stops around Southwest Florida next week to vaccinate children Learn More

August 31, 2021 | The White House said Tuesday that 350 medical workers were on the ground in Gulf Coast states hit hard Learn More

August 30, 2021 | Officials offered new hope for the safety of U.S. schoolchildren threatened by COVID-19 as Gulf Coast hospitals already full Learn More

August 25, 2021 | As COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to surge, so do the number of vaccinations administered in Mississippi. Learn More

August 24, 2021 | Lee Health is hosting a virtual town hall called “COVID-19 Update: What You Need to Know” on their Facebook Learn More

August 22, 2021 | The Gulf Coast, a tourist haven that draws throngs of revelers to beaches across several Southern states, has been Learn More

August 19, 2021 | Tourists and servers alike dance atop tables and in the aisles at one restaurant on the “Redneck Riviera,” a Learn More

August 19, 2021 | Unloading boxes and setting up outside tents, Samantha Novak and FGCU's programming board prepared to welcome students on the Learn More

August 18, 2021 | Salaried employees and new hires at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino are required to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, Learn More

August 16, 2021 | Five states broke records for the average number of daily new Covid cases over the weekend as the delta Learn More

August 16, 2021 | COVID-19 Delta variant cases are soaring to new highs in Mississippi. Ashley Edwards, CEO of the Gulf Coast Business Learn More

August 12, 2021 | With the fourth surge of the coronavirus not showing any signs of slowing down in Louisiana, some businesses have Learn More

August 11, 2021 | Opening schools full of unvaccinated children without requiring them to wear masks or take other precautions is a recipe Learn More

August 7, 2021 | Normalcy appears to be out of the country’s grasp with the recent uptick in Covid-19 cases fueled by the Learn More

August 5, 2021 | Big Time Diner in Mobile, Ala., stopped serving on July 23. "We had 12 people test positive, so we Learn More

August 5, 202 | Heather Lindsey had been hesitant to get the COVID-19 vaccine, worried over the unknown of a vaccine that has Learn More

July 28, 2021 | The Mississippi State Department of Health released updated COVID-19 guidance on Wednesday as virus cases spiral to the highest Learn More

July 28, 2021 | In a matter of hours, Lee Health admitted 11 more COVID-19 patients at their hospitals, bringing the current total Learn More

July 28, 2021 | Just 34% of Alabamians are fully vaccinated – ranking last in the United States. And the state is experiencing Learn More

July 27, 2021 | Executive Vice President James McDeavitt broke the news during a public webinar with the Greater Houston Partnership on Tuesday. Learn More

July 21, 2021 | “The results are clear. The shots work,” Mayor Lenny Curry said Wednesday during a news conference to address a Learn More

July 16, 2021 | The pandemic is not over. In fact, experts say they fear residents in several states across the U.S., including Learn More