Sesame Street‘s lovable pink monster, Elmo, told little ones that the COVID-19 vaccine was “Ok” when he obtained vaccinated, and Texas Senator Ted Cruz specific the exhibit on his Twitter for not citing “scientific evidence.”

Just a couple weeks back, the Centers for Illness Regulate and Prevention (CDC) signed off on Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine for young ones ages 6 months to 4 years, as perfectly as Moderna’s pictures for little ones up to age 5.

In a video which was posted on Twitter by Sesame Street and made in collaboration with the CDC, Advert Council, and the COVID Collaborative’s COVID-19 Vaccine Education and learning Initiative, Elmo confirmed children a Band-Assist on his arm up coming to his father Louie, stating, “Now Daddy has super-duper bandages just like Elmo!”

Louie said, “You were super duper nowadays, acquiring your COVID vaccine, Elmo,” and Elmo, who is 3 and a half years previous, replied, “There was a minor pinch, but it was Okay.”

Louie then spoke to mom and dad, saying that he experienced “a whole lot of thoughts about Elmo receiving the COVID vaccine. Was it secure? Was it the proper conclusion? I talked to our pediatrician so I could make the proper alternative. I acquired that Elmo acquiring vaccinated is the ideal way to maintain himself, our friends, neighbors and every person else balanced and making the most of the things they really like.”

Some on social media have been angered by the message, like Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who wrote, “Thanks, @sesamestreet for stating mothers and fathers are permitted to have questions! You then have @elmo aggressively advocate for vaccinating youngsters Underneath 5. But you cite ZERO scientific proof for this.”

Cruz questioned the validity of the COVID-19 vaccines for these youthful little ones when the CDC very first signed off on them at the starting of June. Cruz, along with Senator Ron Johnson, Florida Representative Bill Posey, Texas Agent Louie Gohmert, and 18 other associates of Congress, wrote a letter to the Food stuff and Drug Administration inquiring for additional info with regards to the vaccines.

“We are in our 3rd year with COVID-19, and we know vastly a lot more about the virus now than we did in 2020,” Cruz explained in a press launch. “A single of the most important things we know is that this virus poses minimal risk for small children. Before the Fda approves an Unexpected emergency Use Authorization for a children’s vaccine, parents really should be ready to see the info and paperwork they would use to justify this selection. This is the the very least the Fda can do for households in Texas and throughout the nation so mothers and fathers can make the best choices for their small children.”

Ted Cruz targeted Sesame Avenue for not citing science through an advertisement in which Elmo gets a COVID-19 vaccination. In this picture, Sesame Avenue Muppet ‘Elmo’ attends the Sesame Workshop’s 13th Once-a-year Advantage Gala at Cipriani 42nd Road on May possibly 27, 2015, in New York Metropolis.
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