Kids Power Up! Get Vaccinated for COVID-19!

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

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Dr. Sandy San Miguel, aka “Pink Phoenix,” the founder of the League of VetaHumanz and associate dean for engagement in the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, displays one of the Vaccine SuperPower Packs being loaded into a van for delivery.
Dr. Sandy San Miguel, aka “Pink Phoenix,” the founder of the League of VetaHumanz and Purdue Veterinary Medicine associate dean for engagement, displays one of the Vaccine SuperPower Packs being loaded into a van for delivery.

Kids getting their COVID-19 vaccine or booster at the Tippecanoe County Health Department vaccination site, 1950 S. 18th Street, Lafayette, Ind., and at Riggs Community Health Center, 2316 South Street, Lafayette, Ind., will get a special Vaccine SuperPower Pack while supplies last thanks to a partnership between the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine’s League of VetaHumanz, the Tippecanoe County Health Department, and Riggs Community Health Center.

The League of VetaHumanz is a veterinary superhero league where veterinarians across the globe provide access and support for under-resourced youth. VetaHumanz use their superpowers to improve health literacy and reduce health disparities in people and their animals. Each Vaccine SuperPower Pack has a children’s book where kids learn all about vaccines in people and animals, a special superhero face mask, and collectible cards. Adults accompanying kids will also get limited edition League of VetaHumanz face masks.

The program is supported by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

So power up and get vaccinated today because even superheroes need vaccines!

Sporting a League of VetaHumanz cape, Dr. Sandy San Miguel, aka “Pink Phoenix,” helps load a van with the new educational Vaccine SuperPower Packs destined for kids receiving COVID 19 vaccines or boosters.
Sporting a League of VetaHumanz cape, Dr. Sandy San Miguel, aka “Pink Phoenix,” helps load a van with the new educational Vaccine SuperPower Packs destined for kids receiving COVID 19 vaccines or boosters.

Writer(s): Kevin Doerr | pvmnews@purdue.edu


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