Cartoon stimulates children’s interest in vaccination against Covid-19

Producer/Art: Gabriel Bitar

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  • Directed by a Brazilian doctor, the cartoon shows in a playful way how the vaccination of children against Covid-19 acts in the body.
  • First video in March on the Futura channel

A basketball competition between coronavirus and antibodies. It is in this climate of health protest that Dr Camila Maciel shows, in an animated video, how the vaccination of children is safe and fundamental against Covid-19.

Producer/Art: Gabriel Bitar

Breaking the paradigm that science is complicated, the animation explains, in a simple and light way, how the immunizing agent works inside the body and how the fight against the virus takes place. With drawings, colors and in the form of a game, the idea is to show the little ones how science is part of their daily lives, how vaccines work and how they save lives.

The target audience of the series is children, but not only. According to the doctor, children are very sensitive to educational work and end up becoming big influencers in the family, even scolding their parents after watching the videos in the series. No wonder, each episode always has a child as the protagonist.

official data

According to data from Ministry of Health, since the start of the pandemic, at least 2,500 children have died from Covid-19 in Brazil. Among them, 324 deaths between 5 and 11 years old, according to an investigation by the Civil registration officesincluding the first week of this year.

More than 1,400 children have been diagnosed with the dreaded Multisystem inflammatory syndrome associated to SARS-CoV-2. data showing that the Covid-19 is today the vaccine-preventable disease that kills most children and adolescents in Brazil.

Watch the video – click on the image:

the example of children

“Children are essential agents for changing habits when we think of health education: it is cheaper and more effective to invest in prevention. In this pandemic, we have seen that denial makes it difficult to reduce mortality even with prevention in hand,” emphasizes Camila. pattern

In Brazil, vaccination of children aged 5 to 11 years with the vaccine Pfizer/BioNTech was cleared by Anvisa on December 16, 21 and January 20, 22, with the coronavacin the range of 6 to 17 years and began to be applied in the country in January. pattern

Worldwide, childhood vaccines against Covid-19 have been shown to be extremely safe, with 8.7 million doses applied in the United States alone. As in the animated video, which brings science into the world of children, in the “dream team” of the vaccine, the basket is always at three points. pattern

Dr. Camila Maciel

“The arrival of a new variant like the micron, with greater transmissibility, makes children a higher risk group for infection. Vaccination of children is essential and will benefit the whole community. In the video, we show, in a light and playful way, how vaccines save lives and how children can learn science through play and from an early age,” emphasizes Camilla Maciel.

And the doctor concludes by recalling that “we have always been an example for the world when it comes to the vaccination of children, with the eradication of poliomyelitis and the control of diseases such as measles, meningitis, whooping cough . Now we also have to lead by example in this pandemic. »

Who is behind the animation

The animation created by Camila Maciel to the artistic direction Gabriel Biterand Nathalia C. Forte; phrase of Mariana Elisabetsky; executive production of Reynaldo Marchesini; and the execution of creativity xan educational producer in which the doctor is a partner.

The first episode of the series talked about the importance of wearing masks and social distancing in a playful and fun way, with viruses trying to escape the mask and dying along the way thanks to physical distancing.

“Vaccine Day” is the second video of the series “The boy in the yellow mask“, which contains seven episodes with health prevention advice, to be broadcast on the doctor’s social networks and also, from March, on the future chain. Divided into one-minute pills, the videos seek to educate, entertain, combat fake news and bring science closer to children. In the video’s fierce basketball argument, the biggest defender is the vaccine.

Click on the image below and Also watch the mask episode:

About Doctor Camila Maciel:

39-year-old doctor, researcher, scientist and teacher from Baependi in Minas Gerais. Dr. Camille is endocrinologist trained by the University of Sao Paulo (USP)doctor of cardiology at Incor-USP and post-doctorate in epidemiology and preventive medicine by the Boston University. the doctor currently lives in Silicon Valley (USA) and works as a visiting scholar at Stanford University. It also collaborates with groups of prestigious universities Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology-MITwhere she was a visiting scholar from 2018 to 2020.

A tireless scientific and multimedia presenter, she created the creativity X, producer who develops scientific projects with entertainment. With formats such as videos, animations and, soon, ebooks, it seeks to combine health and pleasure, to impact a growing audience and beyond academic walls. Creativity with technology to popularize science and humanize medicine.

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