Vaccine Available for Ages 12-15

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Ava Dezinski, Staff Writer

    Ever since the beginning of COVID-19, there has been major talk about a vaccine for the virus. The vaccine was released late 2020 and has been opened up to a new age group in May of 2021, for children as young as 12 years old. 

    

  On May 13th, I received my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19. May 13th was the first day the shot was able to be administered to ages 12 to 15, and the process of receiving the doses is very similar for children as it is for adults. Getting the vaccine is about a twenty-five minute process which includes the mandatory waiting period after receiving the shot. 

 

  My personal side effects only included a sore arm that only lasted for less than a day. For the second dose, the three week waiting period between doses is consistent with children as it is with adults. 

 

   As more and more people become vaccinated, COVID restrictions will start being lifted and life would start to return to normal. States have been making guidelines to lift restrictions while others have already made steps in that direction. Michigan will begin to lift restrictions two weeks 65% of eligible residents have received the first dose of the vaccine. The vaccine is becoming the key to life returning back to normal.