WARMINGTON: Peel rejects Batman’s efforts to woo kids to be vaxxed

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“Holy Gotham” – this may have been Batman’s shortest debut in movie history.



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Peel Region Medical Officer of Health Dr. Lawrence Loh’s superhero career ended on the cutting room floor.

Move over, Robin. Call this one Batman and Lawrence.

Peel Public Health tweeted a one-minute video this week, featuring Loh using social media to recruit kids into the fight against COVID-19 with help from “Brampton Batman.”

Encouraging kids to get the shots, he features Loh and the Brampton Batman for rent inside his Batmobile – and even while jumping – as if they’re true Cape Crusaders coming to the rescue. The video also features footage of vaccination clinics, medical storage facilities, syringes, and even a bend between the medic and the dark knight.

Peel Public Health tweeted this week, “Hey parents and caregivers, Brampton Batman responded to Dr Loh’s Vax-Signal and here’s the latest: We’re ready to vaccinate your toddlers ages 5-11.

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The video begins with Loh saying “the battle started in January, the year 2020 with over 117,000 cases of COVID-19 in Peel” and “it has been an uphill battle”. Then Brampton Batman said in a deep movie voice, “We missed special occasions, families, friends and we even experienced teaching online. You were the real heroes in all of this.

Loh adds, “With over 2.5 million doses of vaccine administered right here in Peel, COVID is starting to give way, and we’re finally starting to win. “

Batman calls out: “We need you. There are still many battles to be fought, and losing is not an option. Finally, Loh takes his big step by saying “we call on our heroes. If you are 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 or 11, it is almost your turn to get vaccinated, to protect yourself and to protect those around you.

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The whole thing is an enigma. The only thing missing was the Joker.

But it was noticed on Wednesday that the video had been deleted.

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Sources told the Toronto sun there was a protest at Brampton town hall on Wednesday.

“Unfortunately, the video used to launch the campaign had started to generate negative perceptions and it had become a distraction. So out of caution, we pulled it out, ”Peel Public Health said in a statement.

The health agency added, “The general theme of Peel Region of recognizing children ages 5-11 as superheroes is used in various cities and jurisdictions across Canada and beyond. of the. At the heart of the campaign is to help parents help their children to feel a little more comfortable receiving a syringe and to build their self-confidence as they receive protection from the rare results but serious effects of COVID-19 and disruptions to their education and interactions. “

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Although health officials admit that this effort should have stayed in the bat cave, they have sent in new images of more benign “vaccine heroes” themes that other jurisdictions display in clinics.

“We continue to focus our efforts on the important issue of childhood immunizations. Our goal is for parents to feel supported and help children feel comfortable and empowered and, if they choose to be vaccinated, to feel brave and courageous throughout the process. “

But many parents tell me they think this circus show encouraging kids to get vaccinated is unprecedented, and fear that by turning it into a fictional fantasy, health officials could create false expectations for them. future medical interactions.

No matter how people react, the truth is that Loh, the vaccines, and the kids who get them don’t play a superhero movie.

And the acting career of Peel’s public health doctor is on hold.

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