Sid the Science Kid Flu takes shot at vaccination in new episode

A special episode of PBS KIDS’ TV show, "Sid the Science Kid," where Sid explores the science behind flu vaccinations is now available for free download on

"In this special episode, Sid explains how vaccines work and shows millions of children what they can do to prevent the spread of the flu," said Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. "Sid will be a great messenger as we continue to find new and creative ways to reach out to children, adults, and families about how to stay healthy during flu season."

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research worked with the Henson Co. and its partners to create a special episode of which premiered on PBS Oct. 26, with subsequent airings on Nov. 19, Nov. 27 and Dec. 21.

Games about vaccination and additional information on the special episode are available at