BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – A social media campaign to save Mardi Gras by encouraging vaccinations has been launched by Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) called #SaveMardiGras2022.

LPB produced an original Mardi Gras-inspired song and dance that captures the spirit of the season for the purpose of community engagement through TikTok and other social media to promote getting vaccinated and boosted, especially among college students.

Here’s how to participate:

“With the exceptionally high number of COVID cases being reported daily with this new variant, we at LPB wanted to find something that matters to all Louisianans, being able to have a good time with family and friends, whether that be at Mardi Gras, tailgating, a St. Patrick’s Day parade, or by hugging your grandparents,” LPB Executive Producer Linda Midgett says. “We can do all of these things more safely if we are vaccinated and boosted. We invite the college community, political and civic leaders, and all Louisianans to participate in this fun social media campaign as a way to encourage family and friends to get vaccinated.”