Nonprofit hosts dinner table conversation to get young adults vaccinated

Nonprofit hosts dinner table conversations to get young adults vaccinated
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Efforts to get more young adults in Chicago vaccinated against COVID-19 moved to dinner table conversation last weekend.

About 100 people came out to a "Feed a Teen" event in West Pullman where they didn't just talk turkey but vaccine hesitancy.

The nonprofit group Young Invincibles is working through a $2 million CDC grant to encourage vaccination among 18- to 34-year olds.

Midwest Regional Director Lily Rocha said they tried to dispel worries about vaccine safety.

"A pregnant woman also had concerns about the safety of the vaccine because she was pregnant. And so we talked to her about how the vaccine does not negatively impact her baby how, if anything, it could actually create antibodies that she could potentially pass on," Rocha told WBBM Newsradio.

They estimated about 20 people were vaccinated at the dinner. The group has another event planned at Chicago State University next month.