The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness and the Louisiana Department of Health will be hosting a virtual town hall to educate citizens who are concerned about the COVID-19 vaccine today at 1 p.m.
The virtual town hall will be held just hours before Gov. Edwards is scheduled to receive his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Officials say the town hall-style webinar will be held via Zoom and will connect anyone who is anxious or worried about the COVID-19 vaccines with healthcare experts who can provide information about the vaccines. Featured speakers will include Interim Assistant Secretary for the Louisiana Office of Public Health Dr. Joseph Kanter and Ginger Hunt, a nurse practitioner specialist who has founded a nonprofit network of 11 federally qualified health centers across five parishes. Dr. Kanter will provide up to date information about the vaccines and who is eligible to receive them while Hunt will speak about access to healthcare in rural communities. Search GOHSEP Virtual Town Hall 2: Vaccination Conversation for more information or to register for today’s event.