Stephanie on making a vaccine decision

“When I first heard that the COVID vaccine came out for 12 and up, I was super happy and excited to hear about it. I told myself no matter if I do or don't want it, I will be getting it no matter what. I asked my parents about it and mom of course agreed but on the other hand my dad didn't agree with it. Not really sure why he just didn't.''

 

I decided to ask about the vaccine again and my mom said it will be up to me if I would want it or not. I told her I want it because then I can help the people around me, myself and even my grandparents that have health issues and really anyone around me.”

Submitted June 2021

Stephanie is a middle school student in Colorado.