Contra Costa Health Services launched the COVID-19 Youth-Young Adult Ambassadors Program to recognize and develop the unique talents of youth and young adults as social media influencers with the capacity to educate, engage and inspire others to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The City joined the County’s effort to expand the program’s reach in Antioch. City of Antioch residents between the ages of 15 and 24 were selected for the 6-month program based on their current social media reach, voice and influence. Ambassador Rosio Tellez is a senior at Antioch High School and was recently interviewed on Morning Edition on KQED regarding her work to raise awareness on Instagram, listen to the interview below.
KQED: YOUTH AMBASSADORS WORK TO INSPIRE THEIR PEERS TO GET VACCINATED
Vaccination rates are lagging among young people across California and around the country. Health experts say they could play a major role in how we get through this stage of the pandemic. Contra Costa County is turning to young people like Rosio Tellez to help address the issue. She’s one of several youth ambassadors working with the county public health department to spread awareness about COVID safety and vaccines – on Instagram. I spoke with Rosio about her work, and she started by telling me about how COVID affected her family.
A Few Posts from Antioch’s COVID-19 Youth-Young Adult Ambassadors