Mason college students 12 and older roll up their sleeves to get COVID-19 vaccines
MASON, Ohio — Mason Metropolis Colleges college students rolled up their sleeves Saturday to get the COVID-19 vaccine because the district opened its doorways to eligible college students as younger as 12.
“It simply harm for a second, nevertheless it wasn’t too dangerous,” mentioned Mason Center Faculty seventh grader Allie Keim.
Keim, 12, mentioned getting the COVID-19 vaccine right this moment was her selection.
“I made a decision to return as a result of I wish to hang around with my grandparents and I get to spend extra time with my mates,” Keim mentioned. “Possibly issues will begin opening up extra this summer season.”
Allie’s mother Christine Keim mentioned a number of different relations are additionally vaccinated — what she calls a step towards normalcy.
“Most of my peer group is worked up to get the household vaccinated and get again to I feel somewhat higher high quality of life. And, we have now commencement developing, events. That’ll be a way more snug scenario,” she mentioned.
The vaccine clinic was carried out by the Warren County Well being District (WCHD). Now that the age eligibility for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been lowered to 12 years outdated, they’re seeing an uptick in younger vaccine recipients.
“So we have had a few of them coming in. We really had a superb response after college yesterday afternoon, so we had possibly 50 or 60 children are available in then,” mentioned WCHD Commissioner Duane Stansbury.
After a troublesome college 12 months, some college students and households are motivated by the concept of summer season journey and camps. However, there’s nonetheless hesitancy.
“Folks which might be hesitant, they should discuss to their physician. They will name us on the well being division, they need to take a look at the science from the CDC, World Well being Group and get to the place they really feel snug with it,” Stansbury mentioned.
The Warren County Well being District was capable of vaccinate 600 individuals at Mason Center Faculty Saturday, they usually’ll have one other first dose vaccination clinic on Might 28.