Challenge to get young people vaccinated

Dr. Betty J. Erwin is Pastor of Watts Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC.

She is partnering with other local churches to target those 12-49 years old to get vaccinated.

The churches are holding an event Saturday, August 7th.

This is called the United Missionary Baptist Association Vaccination Challenge.

Erwin talked about it on QC@3 on Tuesday.

The pastor says she wants to save lives by offering the vaccine to people who haven’t been vaccinated.

The pastor says young people have told her the reason they don’t get vaccinated is they think they will not get sick and nothing will happen to them. Those reasons concern the Pastor.

People can get vaccinated at these four locations: The Park Expo & Conference Center, First Baptist Church – West, Ebenezer Baptist Church, and St. Paul Baptist Church.

There will be cash prizes given out as incentives.

For more information go to www.umbacharlotte.org