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Want To Help More Kids Get Vaccinated? Free City Colleges Course Will Help You Answer Parents’ Questions

Malcolm X College offers a free course where you can learn how to talk to parents about getting their kids vaccinated against COVID-19.

Elizabeth Soto smiles at her son, Alex, 7, before he receives his first COVID-19 vaccine dose at Esperanza Health Centers, 6057 S. Western Ave., on Nov. 3, 2021.
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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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