Source: Cassandra Fairbanks
Big Bird, Elmo and Rosita will be joining CNN for “The ABCs of COVID Vaccines: A CNN/Sesame Street Townhall for Families.”
The special will be hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Erica Hill on Saturday and claims that they will be answering questions submitted by families.
“Familiar faces from Sesame Street and experts from CNN and across the country will be ready to answer children’s questions about the Covid-19 vaccine and staying healthy, and coping with big feelings as they continue to face unprecedented challenges in their young lives,” CNN said in a press release about the program.
The press release adds, “CNN and Sesame Street have collaborated on six Town Halls for children and families, supporting families in moments of challenge and crisis through the Covid-19 pandemic and racial justice movement.”
In a teaser clip from the latest special, muppet Rosita tells Elmo that she got the vaccine because “it will help keep me, my friends, my neighbors, my abuela all healthy.”
Five months ago, Sesame Street created a segment about Elmo’s father being vaccinated.https://www.youtube.com/embed/E8B1_ai80_M?feature=oembed
The half hour special will air Saturday, November 6 at 8:30am ET on CNN.
The vaccine has just been approved for children as young as five-years-old.