Big Bird landed on the wrong side of some Republicans whenSesame Street's beloved big yellow Muppet tweeted Saturday (November 6th) that he got the Covid-19 vaccine. Big Bird is supposed to be six years old, and the tweet was sent after the Pfizer vaccine was approved for children ages five to 11. In the tweet, Big Bird said, "I got the COVID-19 vaccine today! My wing is feeling a little sore, but it'll give my body an extra protective boost that keeps me and others healthy. Ms. @EricaRHill even said I've been getting vaccines since I was a little bird. I had no idea!" Among those angry about the tweet was Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, who accused Big Bird of tweeting, quote, "government propaganda . . . for your 5 year old!" However, many others liked the tweet, and some posted clips from 1972 of Big Bird getting vaccinated against measles, another effort meant to ease kids' fears. NBC News notes Sesame Street has been addressing the pandemic throughout, including talking about vaccines and teaching kids about masks and staying healthy.