Mayor Bill de Blasio continued to drive home the importance of youth vaccinations on Aug. 26.
The mayor began his daily media briefing on Thursday morning by pouring over the pages of a limited-edition Marvel comic book, a copy of which will be distributed to New Yorkers receiving their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Although this superhero tale is available to people of all ages, this is designed as an incentive for young people—12 and up—to get protected against the deadly virus. While this new initiative was only implemented on Aug. 25 by SOMOS physicians, de Blasio is already looking to the next resource to have children protected before school starts.
Turning to faith leaders, the mayor announced that the city will set up youth vaccination days at houses of worship all over the city in attempt to reach families in the most trustworthy places, such as the Christian Culture Center (CCC) in Brooklyn. At these sites, portable vaccination centers will be available to administer the inoculations.