NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Eight freshmen members of the Tennessee State football team took part in a commercial shoot to raise vaccine awareness in the Indoor Football Facility, Monday.
The video encourages parents of teens and pre-teens to make sure that their children’s shots are up to date. These vaccines will protect against cancer, whooping cough, meningitis and other serious diseases.
“We are really excited to have the TSU football players for this video,” Pamela Hull, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, said. “These athletes are ideal role models for kids to look up to about how to be healthy, active and successful – go on to college and have great lives.”
“Our slogan is ‘bug your doctor, get three shots’. Parents need to remind their pediatricians to give them the HPV, Tdap and meningitis vaccines,” Hull said.
The student-athletes played catch with the kids in attendance at the shoot and kicker Cameron Carter taught them how to punt.
The other freshmen in attendance were Terrance Harris II, Afolabi Laguda, Roc-M Nesbitt, Justin North, Dantwuan O’Neal, Chris Sanders-McCollum and Patrick Smith.