CHICAGO — People who want to help in the effort to get kids vaccinated against COVID-19 can now take a class about being a “vaccine ambassador.”
The city health department and Malcolm X College offer a free program that trains people to be a vaccine ambassador, meaning they engage with others to encourage them to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and answer their questions about the vaccines.
The program has added another course, this one focused on striking up conversations with parents and guardians of kids 5-11 to talk to them about getting their children vaccinated, according to a Chicago Department of Public Health news release.
More than 2,400 people have completed the original Vaccine Ambassador course. You can sign up for the program online. It is free.
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