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Dr. Jimmy Guidry Interview (Aug, 2009)

Louisiana: The State We're In

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Collection:LPB

Genre: News, Public Affairs, Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-08-28

Duration: 00:03:54

Subjects: GUIDRY, JIMMY | Louisiana. Department of Health and Hospitals | Health | Health Care | H1N1 influenza | Swine influenza | Vaccines

Contributors:

  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Guidry, Jimmy Interviewee

Description

This segment from the August 28, 2009, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features an on-set interview with Dr. Jimmy Guidry, the State Health Officer with the Department of Health and Hospitals. Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford talk to Dr. Guidry about the reasons why children in Louisiana are contracting the H1N1 virus, or swine flu, ways to prevent the spread of the disease, and the timeline for the availability of the vaccine.