December 3, 2021

Marvel creates exclusive Avengers comic as vaccine incentive for teens

NEW YORK — Youngsters 12 and older in New York Metropolis can now obtain a restricted version subject of the Avengers comic ebook sequence from Marvel Comics in return for getting a COVID-19 vaccination.

The exclusive subject was developed in collaboration with the New York Metropolis Division of Well being and Psychological Hygiene and SOMOS Group Care as a part of a brand new marketing campaign pushing to get children within the metropolis vaccinated as they head again to high school.

“We thought in this moment when the forces of good needed to come together to battle the forces of evil, in this case a deadly virus, that we would pick up the phone, call Marvel and call into action the Avengers,” Henry Munoz stated.

Munoz is the founding father of SOMOS, a community of minority physicians hoping to show the tide on vaccination disparities in communities hardest hit by the pandemic.

Of white New York Metropolis residents, 47% are absolutely vaccinated, whereas simply 34% of Black residents are.

“We need to take the science not the science fiction and put it to work for people. I would say to parents in the same way you’d vaccinate your kids against measles, you need to vaccinate your kids against COVID,” Munoz stated.

The comic is accessible for kids who go to one of many three vaccination websites operated by SOMOS, together with a brand new pop-up website in Occasions Sq. as effectively as at 368 East 149th Road within the Bronx and Maria Hernandez Park in Brooklyn.