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Dr. Jimmy Guidry Interview (Oct. 2009)

Louisiana: The State We're In

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Collection:LPB

Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-10-09

Duration: 00:03:11

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

Contributors:

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

Description

This segment from the October 9, 2009, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford’s on-set interview with Dr. Jimmy Guidry, the state health officer. Dr. Guidry discusses: the roll-out of the vaccine for the H1N1 virus, or swine flu; the groups at the highest risk for contracting the virus; the 97,000 swine flu cases in Louisiana; and the safety of the vaccine.