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Orlando Science Center holds COVID-19 vaccine event while educating visitors about them

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Science Center held a unique event on Saturday that helped teach people about the science behind COVID-19 vaccines.

Guests could also get a shot on site.

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The center hosted representatives that explained how MRNA vaccines are made.

Visitors could also play games where they had to find their own solutions to stopping a virus.

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Officials with the science center said they hope to build confidence surrounding the science of vaccines.

“There’s a lot of misinformation out there about the vaccine right now,” said Jeff Stanford with the Orlando Science Center. “What we’re trying to do is spread information and engaging in an informative way, so people understand how vaccines work and why it’s important to get them now.”

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After their visit, they were invited to get a COVID-19 vaccine from on-site healthcare workers.

Anyone who attended Saturday’s event also got a free return ticket.

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