Elmo, Now Vaccinated, Advertises COVID-19 Vaccine Shots for Children Under 5

The following article from The Epoch Times

“Sesame Street” is advertising COVID-19 vaccines to its youngest audiences after the US federal government greenlighted the shots for children under the age of 5.

The 1-minute public service ad, released Tuesday by nonprofit educational organization Sesame Workshop, features the red Muppet monster Elmo and his Muppet dad Louie. It begins with Elmo showing a Band-Aid on his arm next to dad, saying, “Now Daddy has super-duper bandages just like Elmo!”

“You were super duper today, getting your COVID vaccine, Elmo,” replied a Louie who has three Band-Aids on his arm, indicating having received two vaccine shots and a booster.

“There was a little pinch, but it was OK,” Elmo added.

Louie then turned to the audience, saying that he had a conversation with their family pediatrician about whether it is safe to vaccinate 3-year-old Elmo.

“I had a lot of questions about Elmo getting the COVID vaccine. Was it safe? Was it the right decision?” Louie spoke to parents watching the ad. “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.”

The ad, which is co-produced with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and New York-based media company Ad Council, ends by directing parents to go to GetVaccineAnswers.org if they have questions related to having their young children vaccinated. The website is created by Ad Council in partnership with the CDC.

Jeanette Betancourt, senior vice president of U.S. social impact at Sesame Workshop, said in a press release that parents will “understandably have questions about the COVID-19 vaccines for young children.

“With help from Elmo and his dad Louie, we want to model real conversations, encourage parents’ questions, and help children know what to expect,” Betancourt said. “We’re proud to continue our efforts with the Ad Council, COVID Collaborative, CDC, and AAP to help families get connected to information and keep their children, neighbors, and communities safe and healthy.”

Sesame Workshop’s new ad is the continuation of a campaign it launched last year to promote COVID-19 vaccine to older children. In November, “Sesame Street” characters appeared on a CNN town hall titled “The ABCs of COVID Vaccines.” The program was hosted by CNN anchor Erica Hill and chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, who answered questions about the pediatric vaccine from the Muppets.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who last year took issue with using beloved children’s show to convince young children to take the jab and called it “government propaganda,” criticized the new ad for promoting something that is not at all backed by science.

“Thanks, [Sesame Street] for saying parents are allowed to have questions! You then have [Elmo] aggressively advocate for vaccinating children UNDER 5. But you cite ZERO scientific evidence for this,” the senator wrote on Twitter.

Cruz is one of the 18 Republican members of Congress who questioned the safety and necessity of the COVID-19 vaccines for the youngest Americans when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted emergency use authorization (EUA) to the Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech’s pediatric shots in early June.

“When will the FDA and CDC provide the public with more details on those children who have had the most serious adverse outcomes from COVID-19 infections?” the Republicans asked in a Jun. 7 letter (pdf) to the FDA. “What is the cardiac risk factor in administering these EUA COVID vaccines to children?”

“One of the most important things we know is that this virus poses minimal risk for children,” Cruz said in a press release. “Before the FDA approves an Emergency Use Authorization for a children’s vaccine, parents should be able to see the data and paperwork they would use to justify this decision. This is the least the FDA can do for families in Texas and across the country so parents can make the best decisions for their children.”

According to CDC, as of June 22, about 30 percent of children ages 5 to 11 and 60 percent of children ages 12 to 17 had been fully vaccinated.

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  1. There has not been any Scientific Integrity left for many years due to the Government System being totally corrupted with systemic and extensive Conflicts of Interest and ALL Mandates must be abolished permanently and irrevocably for all time.
    There is no Independent Body to nail these tyrannical bastards and no separation of powers.
    Abolish ALL mandates now and forever more.

    The Political, Medical, Big Pharma and Big Media Mobsters have never told the truth and never will. They don’t give a damn about people or the deaths/adverse reactions/disabilities from jabs, injections, Vaccines – they never have and you would have more luck getting human excrement from a rocking horse than any in mainstream medicine admitting that vaccines have been and are causing deaths injuries and disabilities.
    It’s not about “health” – it’s always been about total control, power and money and the rest of the population needs to wake up NOW.

    THE DISGRACE OF MAINSTREAM MEDICINE Disgusting that Doctors don’t care about patients. What happened to their sacred Oath “First Do No Harm” and “Informed Consent or Refusal of Medical Treatment”. The power and control of Big Pharma and Big Medicine Big Media and Globalists have destroyed all our rights freedoms and choices. How much longer can this go on the medical terrorising of Populations ?!
    Queensland Teacher’s life ‘ruined’ after severe reaction to Pfizer shot.
    They still demand she has a Second to keep her Teaching Job.
    Government and Medical Tyrannical Lunatics in Power and yet Professor of Law Mr Augusto Zimmerman previously stated that the Government actions are unlawful.
    The Revolving Doors/Corruption/Conflicts of Interest with Big Pharma Big Medicine Big Media and Globalists must be dealt with by the abolition of all mandates which must be abolished permanently and irrevocably for all time.

    1. We are to remember also that the Corona Virus and Rhinovirus are associated with about a hundred Viruses which is THE COMMON COLD and they will keep doing this with more and more unless they are stopped from continuing with the destruction of our lives rights choices freedoms and our Democracy until we are living in Government Totalitarian Regimes unless these Political, Big Medicine, Big Pharma, Globalists and Big Media Tyrants et al are stopped from continuing such Tyrannical Acts against the people.

  2. Elmo and Big Bird Sesame Street also now MOUTHPIECES FOR BIG PHARMA!! What a bloody disgrace and the world is full of Political and Medical Lunatics to allow this to be happening.
    There is no Scientific Integrity left as it’s all totally corrupted by the association, partnerships, memberships, sponsorships etc. With the Pharmaceutical Industry.
    ALL Mandates must be abolished permanently and irrevocably for all time !!

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