Parents of children six-months and older have been waiting and waiting to get their children vaccinated against COVID-19. Well, the wait is over and the green light has been given to vaccinate this age group. And of course, these little one’s will more-than-likely be afraid of the jab, but they have a familiar face who might bring them a little calming vibes-Elmo. Elmo gets his COVID-19 vaccine shot in new PSA.
In the clip, Louie, Elmo’s father, made sure to consult 3-year-old Elmo’s doctor before allowing him to get vaccinated.
“I had a lot of questions about Elmo getting the covid vaccine. Was it safe? Was it the right decision? I talked to our pediatrician so I could make the right choice,” he explained.
Louie added, “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.”
And just what did Elmo have to say about getting his shot?
He said, there was “a little pinch, but it was okay [when getting the shot].”
Although he had questions in the beginning, Louie concluded with, “Elmo getting vaccinated is the best way to keep himself, our friends, neighbors and everyone else healthy.”
However, Louie isn’t the only parent that has had questions about getting their little one’s vaccinated.
In a recent article, Dr. Drews, medical director of infection prevention and control at Houston Methodist Hospital, answered five very important questions regarding vaccinating young patients.
“Children are less likely to become severely ill with COVID-19 than adults, but there is still a risk,” said Dr. Drews. “Additionally, young children can spread COVID-19 while ill, even if the infection is mild or they’re asymptomatic.”
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) states that more than 2 million COVID-19 cases have been reported among young children to date.
To read exactly which questions Dr. Drews addresses, click here. Way to go, Elmo! You are showing the little one’s just how to do it!