Basic Big Bird ‘Sesame Street’ reveals he’s vaccinated against COVID-19

Since the CDC has recommended that children between the ages of 5 and 11 receive one of the COVID-19 vaccines, the Sesame Street the team responded by announcing that Big Bird had received their vaccine. He was not the only one Sesame Street resident, as 5-year-old Rosita also received her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. On Tuesday, the CDC expanded its vaccine recommendations to cover about 28 million children.

“I got the COVID-19 vaccine today! My wing hurts a bit, but it will give my body an extra protective boost that will keep me and others healthy,” Big Bird tweeted on Saturday. . “Mrs. [Erica Hill] even said that I have been vaccinated since I was a little bird. I had no idea! ”Big Bird tagged CNN reporter Erica Hill, who co-hosted The basics of COVID vaccines town hall with Dr Sanjay Gupta on Saturday morning.

During the show, Rosita showed off the colorful bandage on her arm that she received after receiving her first dose. “My mom and dad said it would help keep me healthy, my friends, my neighbors, my abuela,” Rosita told Gupta, who agreed with her parents. “Covid vaccines are now available for children 5 years and older and the more people who receive them, the better we can help stop the spread of Covid and keep everyone healthy,” said Gupta said.

During Big Bird’s segment with Gupta, Granny Bird told the audience at home that she was planning to get Big Bird vaccinated. “I asked my questions and got my answers and made an appointment,” Granny Bird said. When Grandma left the interview, Big Bird had her own question. He admitted to being a little scared because he doesn’t like needles. Hill and Gupta said they were also afraid of needles, even as adults. Hill suggested that Big Bird sing a song while getting the vaccine to distract himself from the pain. It is also true that Big Bird has already been vaccinated. The Muppet Wiki tweeted a 1972 video, showing Big Bird lining up to get vaccinated with other children.

On Tuesday, CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky endorsed a CDC advisory committee recommendation that children 5 to 11 receive the Pfizer-BioNTech pediatric vaccine as soon as possible. “Similar to what has been observed in adult vaccine trials, the vaccination was almost 91% effective in preventing COVID-19 in children aged 5 to 11 years. In clinical trials, side effects of vaccine were mild, self-limiting, and similar to those seen in adults and with other vaccines recommended for children. The most common side effect was arm pain, “the CDC announced.

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