Feelings Among Teens With The Vaccine
In the United States, all individuals, 12 and older are eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID - 19 vaccine. While some parents and children are skeptical about this, president Biden is recommending it to as many people as possible. There has been a lot of talk regarding whether the vaccine is safe or not. Interviewees Aneesa Yassin, who is vaccinated, and Angela DeVito, who is not vaccinated, share their feelings about the vaccine.
Angela DeVito says that she decided not to get vaccinated because she heard the vaccine may use “infertility and heart problems." In addition, her mother had a negative experience with the vaccine.
Aneesa Yassin says that she decided to get vaccinated because she and her parents “both thought it'd be best to get it once it became available. Safety is important, especially when going to school, and being around others.”
The vaccine however did not have an impact on Aneesa. She says, “When I got the first dose, my arm was a bit sore for a couple of days. After taking my second dose, when I woke up from sleeping I had developed a fever and sore throat. I didn't go to school because I was sick.”
The vaccine debate has a lot of passion on both sides. Overall, it is up to the individual to decide what is best for them and their well-being, as well as to respect the decisions others make for themselves.