Data News Weekly Contributor
It is time for residents of both New Orleans and Baton Rouge to continue to get shots in arms, as the COVID-19 Delta variant is becoming a threat.
This have put the mayors of New Orleans and Baton Rouge, springing into action are now in competition to see how many of their residents can get vaccinated over the next 30 days.
Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Broome challenged Mayor LaToya Cantrell in a video message over social media.
The two then released a joint video message promoting the friendly competition to get people vaccinated.
Mayor Broome said Baton Rouge has 41 percent of eligible resident vaccinated.
Mayor Cantrell said New Orleans is almost over 60 percent vaccination rate.
The city with the highest vaccination rate at the end of the month will win the competition.
Both mayors are encouraging people to get out and get vaccinated, because it can save their lives as well as their loved one. Also it can help get both cities to herd immunity.