- Demand for Louisiana’s coronavirus vaccines has quadrupled in recent weeks.
- The state, which is one of the least vaccinated in the United States, is ravaged by the Delta variant.
- People who are currently getting vaccinated have told the NYT that their old fears and concerns are now over.
People in Louisiana who previously avoided getting the coronavirus vaccine are now calling for injections for fear of the Delta variant.
Louisiana is one of the least vaccinated states in the United States, according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A Reuters analysis found it ranked 47th among all states for the number of first doses administered.
The New York Times reported that demand for the coronavirus vaccine has nearly quadrupled in recent weeks in the state.
Madeline LeBlanc, 24, told The Times that new reports of the Delta variant made her want to get the vaccine to protect others: “I don’t want to be the one inhibiting someone else’s health. “
Brianna, a 22-year-old woman who only gave The Times her first name, said seeing younger people in the hospital was what motivated her: “It’s really scary that you end up in the hospital. ‘hospital.”
And Ashlynn Robert, 24, said she avoided it because she was afraid of needles, but her mother was afraid of the increase in hospital admissions and convinced her to get it.
“It wasn’t that bad,” Robert told The Times after getting the shot. “I was dramatic.”