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Gov. Edwards to travel to White House for summit on COVID-19 vaccine

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Posted at 5:37 PM, Dec 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-07 18:37:03-05

Gov. John Bel Edwards will travel to the White House on Tuesday to participate in a summit on the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Summit, will feature other governors and Alex Azar, the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services.

According to the Governor's Office, Edwards will offer his perspective on how Louisiana will distribute and administer the COVID-19 vaccine and discuss the status of the coronavirus pandemic in the state.

The Operation Warp Speed Vaccine Summit will feature President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and state, local and private sector officials discussing how the vaccine will be produced and distributed. Traveling with Gov. Edwards will be Stacy Hall, Director of the Office of Public Health's Immunization Program.

Gov. Edwards will be participating in a panel that is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon and will be streamed only at

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