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“Why I Got Vaccinated.” Three Teens Share Why They Chose the COVID-19 Vaccine

Published on May 12, 2021

Last month, the COVID-19 vaccine was authorized for teens ages 16 and older - and as we learned recently, kids ages 12 and older are now eligible. As parents and their kids consider their options for protection against COVID-19, we wanted to hear the unique perspectives of local teens who chose to get vaccinated early on. Click on their stories below and watch as three high school students share their motivating factors in opting for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Meet Olivia

"I actually didn't want to get the vaccine at first."

Watch to find out what changed this local high school senior's mind!

Olivia is looking most forward to: Going maskless once enough people are fully vaccinated.

Meet Ethan

"I want to be able to have the best college experience and access to education as possible."

Ethan, a local senior, shares the many reasons he chose to get vaccinated. Learn why for this future scientist, the vaccine was a no-brainer.

Ethan can't wait to: travel again and potentially studying abroad.

Meet Leah

"As an athlete I just feel more comfortable now going to track meets and competing, and it also gives me a lot of freedom…"

Heading off to University of Michigan this fall feels exciting for this graduating senior. Check out why Operation Warp Speed never shook Leah's faith in the vaccine.

Leah is excited to: Go away to college and enjoy new experiences (like dorm life) that college students were unable to enjoy this past year.

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