Elmo received a COVID-19 vaccine in a recent “Sesame Street” PSA that encourages parents to vaccinate their children. The PBS program later repeated the same pro-vaccine message on its official Twitter page, as did the “Elmo” verified account.
In the bizarre segment, Elmo and his dad appear in a doctor’s office after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. “You were super-duper today, getting your COVID vaccine Elmo,” the puppet dad says.
“There was a little pinch but, it was ok,” Elmo replies.
“I had a-lot of questions about Elmo getting the COVID vaccine,” the dad says after Elmo exits the set. “Was it safe? Was it the right decision? I talked to our pediatrician so we could make the right choice,” the puppet continues.
“I learned that Elmo getting vaccinated is the best way to keep himself, our friends, neighbors and everyone else healthy and enjoying the things they love.”…