Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) Announces $4 Million Grant For Administering Childhood Immunizations in Louisiana
Jun 27 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, announced today a $4 million grant for Louisiana to provide childhood immunizations.
In 2018, only 70% of Louisiana children under three years of age received their recommended vaccinations. The percentage was even lower for children below the poverty level.
“Preventive measures like vaccinations help keep our kids healthy and our communities safe from harmful diseases,” said Sen. Kennedy. “This grant will allow Louisiana to provide important immunizations.”