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June 17, 2021 (Afternoon)

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: 2021-06-17

Duration: 00:41:50

Subjects: COVID-19 pandemic | Coronaviruses | Public health | Edwards, John Bel | Vaccines


  • Edwards, John Bel Speaker
  • Kanter, Joseph Speaker
  • Reed, Kim Hunter Speaker
  • Mahogany Brass Band Performer


This press conference from the afternoon of June 17, 2021, features Governor John Bel Edwards discussing the state’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. With the help of First Lady Donna Edwards, he announces the Shot at a Million Initiative, a COVID-19 vaccine reward program. The press conference also includes comments by Dr. Joseph Kanter, the state health officer and medical director for the Louisiana Department of Health, and Commissioner of Higher Education Kim Hunter Reed. The Mahogany Brass Band performs at the beginning and the end of the press conference.