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APTR Partnership Explores Germs, Viruses and Vaccines With Production of SID THE SCIENCE KID Special Episode "Getting A Shot: You Can Do It!” Just In Time for Flu Season 

Original Special Episode Premiered on PBS KIDS® Monday, October 26, 2009 with several re-airings over the following weeks.

APTR collaborated with The Jim Henson Company and KCET/Los Angeles for PBS KIDS for a special episode of SID THE SCIENCE KID. In the episode, "Getting a Shot: You Can Do It!”, from the Emmy®-nominated series, Sid and his friends learn the basic science behind germs, viruses and vaccines using age-appropriate vocabulary and scientific concepts that have become a hallmark of the series.  

It’s vaccination day at Sid’s school, and Sid and his friends are a little apprehensive about getting a shot. Thankfully, a very special nurse will be giving the kids their vaccination—Sid’s Grandma! Throughout the special episode, Grandma, Teacher Susie, Mom and Dad all do their part to make vaccination day a fun learning experience filled with music, games and lots of laughs.

The special episode is supported by online games, activities and resources for kids, parents and educators at  Developed to inspire a lifelong curiosity and love for learning in young children, SID THE SCIENCE KID appeals to children’s instinctive quest to figure things out, using a relatable cast, humor and music as key teaching tools.  Sid, the show’s energetic and inquisitive preschool star, starts each episode with a new question and embarks on a fun-filled day of finding answers as he encourages preschoolers at home to think about finding answers to their own questions. Joining Sid are a colorful supporting cast, including his friends Gabriela, May and Gerald; his teacher Susie; Grandma; Mom; Zeke, Sid’s baby brother; and Dad. 

SID THE SCIENCE KID is a co-production of The Jim Henson Company and KCET/Los Angeles for PBS KIDS.  The "Sid the Science Kid” vaccination special was funded by The Department of Health and Human Services, The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR), First 5 California and The Boeing Company. 


PHOTO CREDIT – © 2008 The Jim Henson Company. JIM HENSON’S mark & logo, SID THE SCIENCE KID mark & logo, characters and elements are trademarks of The Jim Henson Company.  All Rights Reserved

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