Governor Edwards discusses Louisiana's vaccine plan at White House summit
WASHINGTON - Governor John Bel Edwards traveled to the nation's capital Tuesday to discuss plans for distributing the coronavirus vaccine during a 'Vaccine Summit' with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
Edwards is one of only a handful of state-level leaders chosen to participate in the discussion at the White House on Tuesday. Some governors were selected to attend based on their states' plans for distributing the vaccine.
During the session, Edwards revealed Louisiana should receive 39,000 doses in a single week later this month and another 40,000 the following week. Health officials expect all of those doses will be distributed within 48 hours of receiving them.
.@LouisianaGov asked how fast can Louisiana get 100k people vaccinated in state:— Johnston von Springer (@johnstonvon) December 8, 2020
Assuming that we're on track with EUA, 39k doses of Pfizer first week, 40k second week. All will be used within 48 hours of receiving the allotments
Louisiana previously announced it plans to start distributing the vaccine to health workers starting later this month.
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