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Dr. Joseph Kanter, State Health Officer (2021)




Genre: Speech

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-02-10

Duration: 00:37:09

Subjects: Rotary Club of Baton Rouge | Kanter, Joseph | Public health | COVID-19 pandemic | Coronaviruses | Vaccines | Louisiana. Department of Health


  • Kanter, Joseph Speaker


This episode of the series “Newsmakers” features a speech by Dr. Joseph Kanter before a virtual meeting of the Baton Rouge Rotary Club on February 10, 2021. Dr. Kanter is the state health officer and medical director for the Louisiana Department of Health. He discusses: the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out; the Johnson & Johnson vaccine; the status of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic in Louisiana; the COVID-19 variants; the possibility of a fourth surge in the state; and vaccine myths. He also answers questions from the audience.