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Vaccine Hesitancy (2024)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2024-05-10

Duration: 00:03:48

Subjects: Vaccines | Health | Immunization of children


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Stoecker, Charles Interviewee
  • Rommen, Crystal Interviewee


This segment from the May 10, 2024, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s report on the growing number of parents opting their children out of childhood vaccinations. St. Cyr reports that the Centers for Disease Control is reporting over 300 measles cases in the United States. Her report touches on the legislation under consideration at the 2024 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature aimed at making it easier for parents to opt out of vaccinations for their children. St. Cyr interviews Dr. Charles Stoecker, an associate professor emeritus at Tulane University, and Crystal Rommen of Louisiana Families for Vaccines.