State Health Officer Dr. Joseph Kanter will speak at July 10 Press Club

Dr. Joseph Kanter, state health officer with the Louisiana Department of Health, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, July 10. Dr. Kanter will discuss ground lost in the state in childhood immunization rates as a result of the pandemic and why that matters, touch briefly on COVID-19 and lessons learned, and speak to the importance of public health and strengthening infrastructure.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the ballroom at Drusilla Place Catering, which is located at the Drusilla Shopping Center at Drusilla Drive and Jefferson Hwy. Lunch, which is a sit-down meal served at 12:15 p.m., is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and news reporters are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.