Teletubbies announce they’ve received Covid-19 vaccines and social media reacts (Image: BBC/TWITTER)
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The Teletubbies have announced they are fully vaccinated and prompted quite the reaction on social media.
The beloved fictional BBC children’s television characters which made their debut on the channel in 1997 have taken to their official social media page to confirm they had taken advantage of the vaccination programme at the “Tubby Dome Clinic”.
Taking to Twitter, the official verified account of the Teletubbies revealed: “We’re all vaxxed! Just in time for a Tubby hot summer [sun emoji] Who's ready to come out & play”.
The post shares four images of each of the four Teletubbies – Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po – all holding their Covid-19 vaccination cards.
The Teletubbies' Tinky Winky revealed their vaccination card in an amusing Tweet
The group either received the fictional “Noo-nson & Noo-nson” and “AstraTubbica” vaccines.
Their birthdays are all displayed as being “02/20/03” meaning they were likely all born on February 2, 2003.
This means the group are all over 18-years-old.
However, the amusing announcement – likely to encourage further vaccinations where available – prompted some hilarious reactions on social media.
Dipsy has made sure to have their Covid-19 vaccination
One person replied to the post on Twitter: “This tells me two things:
“1. There is more than one generation of Teletubbies, and
“2. The Teletubbies are old enough to go to the pub”.
A different person viewing the Teletubbies’ announcement jokinglyy commented: “The Teletubbies were not born in 2003. Where are the real teletubbies. Where are they. Let them speak”.
Laa-Laa has also received their first dose
A puzzled Twitter user questioned: “wait… 2003? yet you started in 1997. are the teletubbies time lords?”
Another person replied to this joking: “They were born in 1903, they’re 118”.
Meanwhile, one person opined on Twitter: “neither of those are FDA approved vaccines and the second dose is still in the future, I guess the Teletubbies bought fake vaccine cards off the black market”.
Po also got vaccinated against Covid-19
Elsewhere, a different follower of the beloved television characters was concerned and hilariously wrote: “So you're saying they're not only Adults……. but they can die…….”
Perish the thought!
Another questioned: "To everyone freaking out about the age discrepancy: What if the show was filmed in the future?"
Finally, one fan of the Teletubbies stated facts and concluded: “7/22 hasn't happened yet. So no you are not vaccinated."
The Teletubbies (L-R): Laa-Laa, Dipsy, Po, and Tinky Winky
(Image: BBC/Teletubbies Production LTD)
They continued: “You should also give 2 weeks after the last shot to build immunity. Thank you for getting the first shot.”
Regardless of the amusement, the ability to get vaccinated against Covid-19 is open to all over 18s in the UK and second jabs are now available to book for 8 weeks after your first dose.
For more information on Covid-19 vaccines, please see the NHS website here.