COVID Collaborative In the News

"What is clear, as the second pandemic spring tilts into the second pandemic summer, is that efforts like the COVID Collaborative will be needed for some time to come."
— New York Times, June 16, 2021

Biden administration scrambling to get more people boosted before winter

Amid confusion and fatigue, only a fraction of eligible Americans have gotten the new Covid-19 booster.

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COVID’s Impact On Youth

Taayoo Murray Image credit: Photograph courtesy of Terrence C. Jennings.

There’s No Instruction Manual for Parenthood. Books Can Help.

Judith Newman Image credit: Nishant Choksi

Donated COVID drugs start flowing to poor nations — but can’t meet demand

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Can you tell me how to get, how to get my COVID vaccine: Elmo does PSA encouraging shots for younger kids

Elmo is showing off his “super duper bandage” after getting his first COVID-19 vaccine shot. The “Sesame Street” monster appeared in a public service announcement (PSA) released Tuesday to promote vaccinations for children ages 5 and younger.

Judy Kurtz

Sesame Street’s Elmo gets Covid-19 vaccine in PSA explaining jabs for kids

The Muppets of Sesame Street – Louie and his son Elmo – are urging more parents to get their kids under five years old vaccinated. Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street, in collaboration with the Ad Council and Covid Collaborative’s Covid-19 Vaccine Education Initiative, has released a spot starring Elmo, the three-and-a-half-year-old Muppet, after receiving his Covid-19 vaccine.

Taruka Srivastava

Ted Cruz Targets 'Sesame Street' for Not Citing Science in Elmo Vaccination

Sesame Street's lovable red monster, Elmo, told kids that the COVID-19 vaccine was "OK" when he got vaccinated, and Texas Senator Ted Cruz targeted the show on his Twitter for not citing "scientific evidence."

Emma Mayer

Elmo Gets Vaccinated for Covid, as Kids Under 5 Are Now Eligible

Muppet stars in new Ad Council PSA; With the CDC now recommending Covid-19 vaccines for kids as young as 6 months old, who better to spread the word that everyone's favorite 3 ½-year-old, Elmo?

Tim Nudd

‘Sesame Street’ characters Elmo and his dad star in new COVID-19 vaccine ad

The Ad Council has released a new public service announcement to encourage parents and caregivers “to get informed about the COVID-19 vaccines following the recent FDA emergency use authorization and CDC recommendation of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines for children aged 6 months and older.” The new ad features Elmo and his dad, Louie, from “Sesame Street.” The father and son discuss Elmo getting his COVID-19 vaccine.

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