Dr. Anthony Fauci told children that they do not need to worry about the coronavirus slowing Santa Claus down this Christmas. He said he personally traveled to the North Pole to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to Santa to ensure he can safely visit them during his famous voyage on Christas Eve.
Fauci made the remarks during a during a “Sesame Street” town hall on CNN where he was answering questions from children.
Several children asked if it was safe for Santa to visit them on Christmas.
“Will Santa still be able to visit me in coronavirus season? What if he can’t go to anyone’s house or near his reindeer?,” asked Paxton, a 6 year old boy from Illinois.
“I took care of that for you,” said Dr. Fauci in his reply. “I took a trip up there to the North Pole; I went there and I vaccinated Santa Claus myself. I measured his level of immunity, and he is good to go. He can come down the chimney, he can leave the presents, he can leave, and you have nothing to worry about.”
The World Health Organization also sought to reassure children that Santa Claus is safe from the virus.
“I can tell you that Santa Claus is immune to this virus,” said WHO official Maria Van Kerkhove at a recent press briefing.
She added, “We had a brief chat with him and he is doing very well and Mrs. Claus is doing very well, and they are very busy right now.”
Children can track Santa’s annual flight around the world on Christmas Eve with NORAD’s Santa tracker.