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COVID-19: Vaccine Rates in Southwest La. (2021)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-05-28

Duration: 00:04:53

Subjects: COVID-19 pandemic | Coronaviruses | Public health | Vaccines | Disaster response and recovery


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Rushing, D'Adrea Interviewee
  • Hunter, Nic Interviewee
  • Cavanaugh, Lacey Interviewee
  • White, Jackie Interviewee


This segment from the May 28, 2021, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s report on the low COVID-19 vaccination rates in southwest Louisiana due to a combination of vaccine hesitancy and the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Laura, Hurricane Delta, a winter storm, and the May 17th flood. She interviews: D’Adrea Rushing, Lake Charles resident; Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter; Dr. Lacey Cavanaugh, the medical director for Region 5 of the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH); and Dr. Jackie White of LDH.