Dr. Anthony Fauci reassured children that Santa Claus would be able to travel on Christmas Eve. On a special CNN segment, Elmo from Sesame Street introduced a few worried children who asked whether it would be safe for Santa to drop off gifts inside their homes, and what about the reindeer?

“Will Santa still be able to visit me in coronavirus this season?” 6-year-old Paxton from Illinois asked. “What if he can’t go to anyone’s house or near his reindeer?”

In his avuncular manner, the Doctor reassured the children:

“I took a trip up there to the North Pole,” Fauci said. “I went there and I vaccinated Santa Claus myself. I measured his level of immunity, and he is good to go. … Santa Claus is good to go.”