COVID Vaccine reaches the youth of Michigan


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Students 16 to 18 are now eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccines.

Since December 14th 2020 vaccines have begun to roll out and now more than ever adults are starting to get access to the COVID-19 vaccines. As of April 5th, people under the age of 18 to the age of 16 became eligible for the vaccine, for the first time.

The three available vaccinations at this time in the United States are the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and the Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) vaccinations.

The Pfizer is known to be 95% effective while the Moderna Vaccine is to be 94.1% effective, and the Janssen vaccine is 66.3% effective.

While the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine is distributed through two doses between a 21-28 day period after receiving the first shot, the Janssen vaccine only requires a single dosage.

These vaccines have brought hope for many through out the country. That hope continues with student Aubree Bruff-Marsh.

“I received my vaccine on the 8th of April. The process was very smooth and it slightly burned afterwards.” Bruff-Marsh said. “My arm is very sore like it would be after any other shot, but I am relieved I took this extra step while I have access to it. If more people follow the rules and regulations stated, we can soon return to normal.”