Elmo learns all about vaccines, and that they aren't scary if you sing "Shake It Off."
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Elmo is nervous about getting vaccinated, but luckily Surgeon General Vivek Murthy comes to the rescue and explains to him why they are necessary. Elmo bravely gets his vaccine shot while singing Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off," which is so adorable it made me want Elmo to do a full-length cover of the song, complete with his classic third-person narrative style. How great would that be? Elmo goes on too many dates/But Elmo can't make them stay/At least that's what people say. I'll date you, Elmo! (I'll date anyone, really.)
After Elmo gets his shot and learns the importance of vaccinations, he says "that was so easy, why doesn't everyone get a vaccination?" Preach Elmo, PREACH. Then the Surgeon General indirectly throws shade at anti-vaxxers, making me really respect the guy. Well done. Please enjoy the full video below.