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Gov. Edwards to attend White House vaccine summit Tuesday

By: - December 7, 2020 11:12 pm

Gov. John Bel Edwards will travel to the White House to participate in Tuesday’s Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Summit, his office announced in a Monday evening press release.  Edwards will attend the summit with other governors and with Alex Azar, the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services.

“Gov. Edwards will offer his perspective on how Louisiana will distribute and administer the COVID-19 vaccine and discuss the status of the coronavirus pandemic in the state,” his office said. Stacy Hall, director of the Office of Public Health’s immunization program will accompany the governor to Washington.

The summit will feature President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and state, local and private sector officials discussing how the vaccine will be produced and distributed.

Gov. Edwards will participate in a panel that will be streamed at at approximately 3 p.m.

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