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FEMA Vaccination Center Opening in Baton Rouge (2021)




Genre: News conference

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-04-15

Duration: 00:28:43

Subjects: COVID-19 pandemic | Coronaviruses | Public health | Vaccines | United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency


  • Waskom, James Speaker
  • Broome, Sharon Weston Speaker
  • Kanter, Joseph Speaker
  • Robinson, Tony Speaker


This episode of the series “Newsmakers” features a press conference for the opening of the federal COVID-19 Community Vaccination Center in Baton Rouge. The speakers include: James Waskom, the director of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP); East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome; Dr. Joseph Kanter, the state health officer and medical director for the Louisiana Department of Health; and Tony Robinson, the administrator for FEMA Region 6.