Former Falcons star Warrick Dunn, other NFL legends host vaccine event Saturday

Published: Jun. 23, 2022 at 9:50 AM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - NFL Alumni and former Falcons star Warrick Dunn hosted a COVID-19 vaccination event in Atlanta on Saturday. It’s all part of an effort to address vaccine hesitancy in the community.

The former running back joined City leaders and the Fulton County Board of Health to give away food and an autographed football.

Attendees who received their first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine were eligible to receive the $100 gift card. Dunn was joined by former Pro-Bowler and Falcons wide receiver Terance Mathis, former Pro-Bowler and Falcons wide receiver and returner Billy “White Shoes” Johnson, former Falcons defensive end Dan Benish, former NFL running back and NFL Alumni Georgia Chapter President Andrew Bolton, and former University of Georgia and Detroit Lions running back Horace King.

“I understand that people still have questions about getting the COVID-19 vaccine, but I would encourage anyone still on the fence or those who have yet to get their booster to talk to their doctor or trusted health care provider to get the facts so they can make an informed decision,” said Dunn. “We all wish the pandemic was over, but the reality is and the data continues to show that COVID-19 remains a threat, especially to the unvaccinated and anyone with underlying health conditions. I chose to get vaccinated because it was the best choice for me and my family.”

On Thursday, Warrick Dunn sat down with CBS46 Anchor Rob Hughes to talk about the NFL Alumni vaccination event “Vaccinate and Tailgate.”