Gov. Edwards to announce Pennington Biomedical Research Center as Baton Rouge’s first mass vaccination site for coronavirus vaccine

La. will remain in modified Phase 2 for 21 more days, Gov. Edwards says

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Gov. John Bel Edwards will announce Pennington Biomedical Research Center as the location of Baton Rouge’s first mass vaccination site for the COVID-19 vaccine during a news conference Tuesday, Feb. 9, according to his office.

Gov. Edwards on coronavirus restrictions, Baton Rouge's first mass vaccination site

Gov. Edwards is expected to give more details about the state’s first mass vaccination site during the news conference.

The governor will also provide an update on the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and will receive his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine immediately following his address.

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Several other members of the governor’s Unified Command Group will also receive their first dose of the vaccine.

WAFB will carry the governor’s address live on air and online at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

This is a developing news story. WAFB will update this story when more information becomes available.

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