Students Consider COVID-19 Vaccine

April 22, 2021

Teenagers 16 and up are now eligible to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

This is what the vaccine looks like prior to administration.  Photograph by New York National Guard, Flickr, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Students  have taken steps to get their vaccinations, even though they are limited to only getting the Pfizer vaccine.  

Junior Lindsey Watcher received  the first stage of the Pfizer vaccine on March 23 and the second one on April 13. 

“Coming from someone who hates needles, I would recommend that others should get it,” said Watcher. “So far it has shown really good results, and no one has had any bad reactions to the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. Also, getting the vaccine not only protects yourself, but helps protect those around you. Hopefully, it will bring us one step forward to being back to normal!” 

Sophomore Joshua Franklin also got the Pfizer vaccine on April 5.

“I feel a lot safer knowing I have it because I play a lot of sports throughout the year, and I travel a lot, so knowing I have it and being kind of immune to it is the best feeling,” said Franklin.

Elementary students keep their schools safe by wearing masks and using hand sanitizer. Photograph Courtesy of Artemas Mott

Most teachers have already gotten their vaccines to help make the school a safer environment. Anyone 18 and older has more variety with the vaccines and can choose which one they would like to get. 

English teacher Karen DeLuca felt it was important for her to take precaution and get fully vaccinated with Pfizer. 

I wanted to be able to spend time with my parents and to help keep my students healthy by not potentially infecting them if I happened to get COVID,” said DeLuca. 

Currently, more than 56 million people are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 

 

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