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February 9, 2021

Gov. John Bel Edwards Press Conferences



Genre: News conference

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-02-09

Duration: 00:42:57

Subjects: COVID-19 pandemic | Coronaviruses | Vaccines | Pennington Biomedical Research Center | Edwards, John Bel | Public health | Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady


  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Kirwan, John Speaker
  • Vath, Richard Speaker
  • Ardoin, Kyle Speaker
  • Kanter, Joseph Speaker


This press conference from February 9, 2021, features Governor John Bel Edwards discussing the state’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. He announces the opening of a COVID-19 community vaccination site at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, which will be administered by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System (FMOLHS). Governor Edwards also announces the extension of the modified Phase 2 order. The press conference also includes comments by: Dr. John Kirwan, the executive director of Pennington; Dr. Richard Vath, the president and CEO of FMOLHS; Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin; and Dr. Joseph Kanter, the state health officer and medical director for the Louisiana Department of Health. It also includes footage of Governor Edwards receiving the first shot of his COVID-19 vaccine.