After the FDA gave the Covid-19 vaccine emergency use authorization for children ages 5-11, the CDC reviewed the data and gave the child-size vaccine approval as well. Over the weekend, many parents have been eagerly taking their children to vaccination sites to get the younger members of their families vaccinated.

Apparently human children aren’t the only ones getting vaccinated. A fictional character beloved by children and adults who grew up watching him on TV has also gotten the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. We’re talking about Big Bird.

Big Bird took to Twitter to “tweet” that he got his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Apparently, the only side effect he is experiencing so far is that his “wing is feeling a little sore.”

Many people responded to Big Bird’s tweet including President Joe Biden who got his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on camera last year when he was still the President-elect.

Other people commented that they remember when Big Bird got his very first vaccine, and he has been helping kids understand vaccinations for decades.

Parents replied to Big Bird to share that their children recently got their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine as well.

If you’re wondering why Big Bird didn’t get vaccinated months ago, it’s because he is only about 6 years old. Yes, we know he has been on TV for decades, but that’s not the point. He’s a fictional character, and a fictional character can be any age. In this case, he’s 6.

Some Twitter users pointed out that it’s odd that people are replying to Big Bird like he’s a real person.

If you have children in the 5-11 age group, do you plan to get them vaccinated for Covid-19? Does Big Bird getting vaccinated change your mind or your child’s mind one way or another?