In recent years, Louisiana has experienced a dramatic uptick in the number of reported cases of the coronavirus, which is spread by contact with water or other people who have been exposed to the virus.
The state is currently experiencing an average of 10 cases per day, which has risen to 14 per day in the last two weeks, according to the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals.
A state of emergency has been declared in the state, and it is estimated that the state will have more than 5,000 confirmed cases by the end of this week.
On Tuesday, the Louisiana Senate approved a bill that would raise the minimum age to be licensed to practice medicine in Louisiana from 18 to 21.
The bill, which passed the Senate and House, would also make the state’s medical board responsible for administering the state-wide coronaviremia vaccination program.
The legislation is currently before the Louisiana governor.
The bill is supported by the Louisiana Medical Association, the state Democratic Party, and several advocacy groups.
The Louisiana Medical Board has previously said that it will not be able to provide vaccines to the public until the bill is passed.