Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19 and children to be held July 27

The Southern University System's "Don’t Wait. Vaccinate!" program, in conjunction with Southern University Laboratory School, will hold a virtual town hall meeting on the COVID-19 vaccine and children on Tuesday, July 27 at 6-7 p.m. The online event, "Why vaccinating our children can save them from COVID-19," will feature a panel discussion with education and medical experts, including:



  • Dr. Rani Whitfield, family physician and member of the Southern Univesity Board of Supervisors 
  • Herman Brister,  director of Southern Univesity Laboratory School

  • Dr. Sandra Brown, dean of the Southern University College of Nursing and Allied Health and co-chair of the Louisiana COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force  

  • Dr. Brian Despinasse II, general and adolescent pediatrics physician

  • Tramelle Howard, East Baton Rouge School Board member


This virtual event is free and open to the public.  To register, go to




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