Pensacola Lamplighters Youth Share Their Reasons for Getting COVID-19 Vaccines

Published: Jan. 10, 2022 at 6:00 AM CST

PENSACOLA, Fla., Jan. 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunshine Health, a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, teamed up with the Pensacola Lamplighters, a youth leadership group, for a public service campaign encouraging COVID-19 vaccinations, especially for youth ages 5-18.

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In public service announcement videos timed to coincide with the vaccine becoming available to those ages 5 and older, Lamplighter youth leaders explain their decision to get vaccinated. They also mix in their signature dance performances, which they use to help convey messages.

"It's time that young people take a stand against COVID-19," says Aaron, a senior at West Florida High School. "Until we do that, we won't get back to normal."

"At Sunshine Health, we are honored to support the Lamplighters who are doing their part to help encourage their peers to get the vaccine," said Nathan Landsbaum, Sunshine Health President and CEO.

"Sunshine Health's support means we can reach an even bigger audience and influence more of our families to make informed decisions about getting vaccinated," said Bryan Freeman, Lamplighters Executive Director.

Sunshine Health will be reaching out to community organizations to help share this important message. You can help spread this important message by watching and sharing the video from our Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn posts.

About Sunshine Health
Headquartered in Broward County and with offices across the state, Sunshine Health is among the largest healthcare plans in Florida. Offering coordinated care and a network of support for our members, Sunshine Health is transforming the health of the community, one person at a time. Sunshine Health is a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, a diversified, multi-national healthcare enterprise. We offer government-sponsored managed care through Medicaid, Long Term Care, the Health Insurance Marketplace (Ambetter), and Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans (Wellcare). Our specialty plans include the Child Welfare Specialty Plan serving children in or adopted from the state's Child Welfare system; the Serious Mental Illness Specialty Plan for people living with serious mental illness; and the Children's Medical Services Health Plan, operated by Sunshine Health on behalf of the Florida Department of Health for children and adolescents with special healthcare needs.

For more information, visit SunshineHealth.com or follow us on Facebook and Twitter @SunHealthFL.

About the Pensacola Lamplighters
The Pensacola Lamplighters are youth, grades kindergarten to 12, who serve as leaders to their peers and community. Through club-orientated activities, Lamplighters Inc. perform projects that expose young men to planning, execution, reporting ideas and simulation group leadership characteristics designed to raise their aspiration levels. All activities and programs are modeled following four principles: Leadership, Academics, Maturity and Perseverance. The Pensacola Lamplighters are one of 16 Florida Chapters of the Omega Lamplighters.

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