Surgeon General and Elmo team up to talk vaccinations

From the Apr 17, 2015 HHS Published Article,
Protecting Our Kids Health – With Help From a Furry Friend.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Sesame Street, and the Daily Dot have teamed up to create this short video that you can share with friends, family, and new parents.

Elmo’s a little nervous about getting a shot, but Surgeon General Vivek Murthy stops by to explain how vaccines work, and why they’re so important for children’s health. This video and partnership supports the Sesame Workshop’s mission to help all kids grow up smarter, stronger and kinder.
With Elmo’s help, and other collaborations with the public and private sectors, we can help keep coverage high. This is especially important because routine childhood immunization for those born between 1994 and 2013 will prevent an estimated 322 million illnesses, 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths over the course of their lifetimes. It will also save consumers and taxpayers money — nearly $295 billion in direct costs and $1.38 trillion in total societal costs. Click here for full Article