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More than 2/3 of Louisiana lawmakers get COVID-19 vaccine



BATON ROUGE, La.— At least 68% of Louisiana lawmakers say they have been vaccinated against COVID-19. But the top leaders of the House and Senate have refused to reveal whether they’ve gotten their shots. That’s according to a survey conducted by The Advocate.

Ninety-eight of 142 lawmakers polled said they have received the coronavirus vaccine, while 30 said they haven’t been vaccinated.

Some said they recently recovered from COVID-19 and plan to get the vaccine soon.

One lawmaker was unreachable, while another seat in the 144-member Legislature is vacant.

Republican Senate President Page Cortez and Republican House Speaker Clay Schexnayder wouldn’t answer The Advocate’s question about whether they had been vaccinated.