“Sesame Street” simply obtained just a little safer thanks to Elmo. Properly, relying on whom you ask.
The beloved furry Muppet obtained his first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday in an effort to get nonpuppet dad and mom to get their younger kids vaccinated in opposition to the lethal virus.
Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit group behind the enduring children present “Sesame Street,” shared a brand new public service announcement on Twitter and YouTube.
The now-viral marketing campaign comes after the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention expanded the use of the coronavirus vaccine to kids 5-years previous and youthful earlier this month.
“It’s okay to have questions about COVID-19 vaccines for children!” the tweet is captioned. “Elmo’s dad Louie talked to their pediatrician, and learned that Elmo getting vaccinated is the best way to keep him and his whole neighborhood safe and healthy!”
The now-viral PSA exhibits the everlasting 3-year-old describing the jab as “a little pinch” to his father Louie who questioned the safeness of the vaccine.
“Was it safe? Was it the right decision?” requested Louie.
“I talked to our pediatrician, so I could make the right choice. 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.”
Elmo has since acknowledged that he’s “ready for all of the hugs” after getting the jab.
The PSA — which racked up greater than 590,000 Twitter views in lower than 24 hours — promptly elicited detrimental reactions from some on-line commenters.
“I remember when Sesame Street was cool. Now they are just another shill for the mainstream narrative training kids with propaganda,” one other naysayer posted.
In the meantime, this was not the primary time “Sesame Street” has been slammed for selling the COVID-19 vaccine.
The American Medical Affiliation reported on Friday that kids 6 months and older needs to be vaccinated in opposition to the lethal coronavirus to defend themselves and others, per the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.