Sesame Workshop announces new PSA sharing that Elmo has now received a COVID-19 vaccine
As the conversation around parents getting their little ones vaccinated against COVID-19 continues, Sesame Street released a new PSA on Tuesday, announcing that Elmo is now vaccinated. against viruses.
Based on CNNThe announcement was made by Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street. In the announcement, Elmo appeared with his father Louie as he described his vaccination experience.
With the announcement geared towards encouraging parents to get their kids vaccinated, Louie then said:
“Is it safe? Is that the right decision? ‘ I talked to our pediatrician so I could make the right choice. I learned that Elmo vaccinations are the best way to keep yourself, your friends, your neighbors and everyone else healthy and enjoying the things they love.”
Jeanette Betancourt, Senior Vice President of American Social Impact at the Sesame Conference spoke about the announcement and said,
“We hope that Louie and Elmo will inspire parents and caregivers across the country to talk to their healthcare providers and seek information to learn about them. How the COVID-19 vaccine can keep young children and their families healthy.”
Earlier this month, the age requirement for children to be vaccinated was reduced due to the US Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization for the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines used. for children under six months. Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also signed off on vaccinating children under 5 years of age.
Following the release of the PSA, Elmo quickly started trending on social media as people shared their thoughts on the message.
Me after I found out Elmo was vaccinated and heard the right wing crisis pic.twitter.com/Tq61wToPEy
– Grind ️🇺🇸 (@realXanderXjork) June 28, 2022
Congratulations Elmo on being vaccinated!
If you are angry about a puppet being vaccinated, please get out
– jim henson june (@MuppetMulaney) June 28, 2022
The difference between your politicians telling you to shoot and @elmo told you to go for an injection?
Nothing, they’re all puppets
– Herb Powell – (@ Humanlty1o1) June 28, 2022
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