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"It's a bit of a pinch, but it was okay." Elmo is vaccinated against COVID-19

Elmo Gets COVID-19 Vaccine

This January 24, 2011 photo poses a portrait with the help of Puppeteer's Kevin Clash. Shows the Muppet Elmo on "Sesame Street". Fender Music Lodge at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival promoting the documentary "Being Elmo" in Park City, Utah. According to the Sesame Workshop, a non-commercial educational institution behind "Sesame Street," Elmo was vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, June 28, 2022.

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According to the Sesame Workshop, a non-commercial educational institution behind "Sesame Street," Elmo was vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday.

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Service Announcement YouTube, the beloved three-and-a-half-year-old "Sesame Street" star, talked to his dad about what it's like to take a shot.

"There was a bit of a pinch, but it was okay," Elmo said in the video.

Elmo's dad said he asked a lot of questions to the pediatrician who assured him that vaccination was safe and effective for his child. rice field.

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"Is it safe? Was it the right decision?" I talked to our pediatrician so that I could make the right choice. I did, "Louie said at the PSA. "I learned that vaccination of Elmo is the best way to keep myself, my friends, my neighbors, and everyone else healthy and enjoy what they love."

COVID-19 vaccination for the youngest Americans began last week. In other words, US children under the age of 5 (about 18 million young people) are targeted for shots.

US regulatory agencies have approved shots from Moderna and Pfizer. The Moderna vaccine is given twice and the Pfizer shot is given three times.

Read more:My baby was already infected with COVID-19. I'm still vaccinated

Last November, Big Bird was vaccinated — caused criticism from some conservative politicians. .. Republican Texas State Senator Ted Cruz called it "government propaganda."

The CDC recommends vaccination for people who already have COVID-19 to prevent reinfection, and says it is okay to vaccinate with other vaccines at the same time.

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