Elmo joins Surgeon General, urges kids to get vaccinated

April 20, 2015 2:47 PM

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Elmo from Sesame Street is putting a child-friendly face on a major public health issue: the importance of vaccines for protecting kids from the spread of preventable diseases.

"It's my job to help people stay healthy," Murthy explains in the video, and when Elmo asks what he can do to help, Murthy says, "You can get all your vaccinations on time. Those are the shots that help you stay healthy."

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