We all know vaccines are important by now. If you don’t think so, I hate to break your heart, but they are. It’s even more important that we get vaccines out there and accessible in big cities like Chicago and especially during a worldwide pandemic (It’s not over yet, ya’ll.).
That’s where the VaxAMillion campaign comes in.
The Chicago State Foundation, the Chicago Urban League, and Bronzeville Children’s Museum have all partnered together to Launch the VaxAMillion campaign which is designed to encourage young African Americans to get vaccinated and protect themselves from COVID-19.
One of the program’s first incentives was a content creation contest where CSU students, Chicago Urban League Youth, and Bronzeville Children’s Museum patrons were tasked with creating one-minute videos to discuss why everyone must be vaccinated.
You might have missed that one, but luckily the next event is right around the corner available to everyone. The Bronzeville Children’s Museum (9301 S. Stony Island Ave.) will be hosting a community vaccination event this Saturday, October 16, 2021, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Attendees will get the chance to be vaccinated and will also receive a $50 financial incentive along with health screenings.
Safety is cool, free vaccines are better, and $50 for basically protecting yourself is not an opportunity I think anyone should miss out on.
For more information visit vaxamillionchi.org.
By Kendal Amos, Junior a Chi-Arts