Cincinnati Children's, Cincinnati First Ladies for Health launch campaign to get kids flu shots

Posted: 5:56 PM, Aug 23, 2017
Updated: 2017-08-23 18:05:10-04

CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has launched a campaign in the hopes that more Greater Cincinnati kids will get vaccinated before flu season.

The annual event -- a collaboration with Cincinnati First Ladies for Health -- brings organizations together for screening, vaccines and education at churches and recreation centers.

The Lee Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church is one of the churches partnering with Children’s to ensure their congregants know the value of the flu vaccine.

Lee’s first lady, Yolanda Cooper, said she is grateful to help spread such an important message to her community.

“If they hear it from the pastor or the pastor's wife … I think it's important because they have a trust factor there,” Cooper said.

The Lee Chapel AME Church is one of 16 locations where families can receive flu vaccines.

The campaign will culminate on First Ladies Health Day on Oct. 8, and Children’s hopes to vaccinate more than 50 percent more kids than last year.

Click here for more information about the initiative.