BookmarkBookmarkTick

Elmo Gets a Lesson In Vaccinations

ByAnisa Arsenault
Associate Editor
Updated
Mar 2017
Hero Image
Photo: US Department of Health and Human Services

Thanks to Sesame Street, the newest vaccination message is irrefutably adorable.

Elmo teamed up with Surgeon General Vivek Murthy for a lesson in immunizations. The video, produced by the Daily Dot and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, features Dr. Murthy educating Elmo on the importance of vaccines.

Murthy describes how vaccines work, comparing their preventative and protective measures to an umbrella or a helmet.Elmo breaks into the chorus of “Shake it Off” to distract himself and doesn’t even realize the shot was administered.

“Why doesn’t everybody get a vaccination?” Elmo asks when he realizes it doesn’t hurt. “That’s a good question, Elmo,” Murthy answers. “That’s a good question.”

Not exactly subtle. But hey, it is National Infant Immunization Week.

Are you on top of baby’s immunization schedule?

Study Shows Many Parents Still Don’t Trust Routine Childhood Vaccines

Nehal Aggarwal
Associate Editor
Published
06/29/2020

New Technique Makes Vaccines Safe in Warmer Temperatures, Study Finds

Nehal Aggarwal
Associate Editor
Published
06/09/2020

These Are the Best and Worst States for Vaccination Rates, Report Says

Nehal Aggarwal
Associate Editor
Published
01/17/2020

Measles Virus Completely Wipes Out Your Immune System, Studies Find

Nehal Aggarwal
Associate Editor
Published
11/05/2019

Facebook and Instagram Debut New Strategy to Combat Vaccine Myths

Laurie Ulster
Contributing Writer
Published
09/05/2019

How to Talk About Vaccines Without Starting a Fight

Stephanie Grassullo
Associate Editor
Published
06/11/2019

CDC: Measles Cases Have Now Hit a More Than 25-Year High

Stephanie Grassullo
Associate Editor
Published
05/31/2019

Report: These Places in the US Have the Highest Risk of a Measles Outbreak

Stephanie Grassullo
Associate Editor
Published
05/10/2019

Instagram Doubles Down Efforts to Stop the Spread of Misinformation on Vaccines

Stephanie Grassullo
Associate Editor
Published
05/09/2019

Q&A: Modified Immunization Schedule?

Dr. Cheryl Wu
Pediatrician

NYC Declares Public Health Emergency, Orders Mandatory Measles Vaccinations

Stephanie Grassullo
Associate Editor
Published
04/09/2019

Italy Will Now Ban Unvaccinated Kids From School

Stephanie Grassullo
Associate Editor
Published
03/13/2019

Massive New Study Once Again Proves No Link Between Vaccines and Autism

Stephanie Grassullo
Associate Editor
Published
03/05/2019
Article removed.