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Pre-Teen Vaccine
Posted on 05/18/2021
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A middle school library is usually a quiet place.

But after Ohio officials gave the green light for kids aged 12 to 15 to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, the library inside Edgewood Middle School in Wooster was abuzz with young teens lining up to get their first dose of the shot.

About 75 students who signed up for the vaccine were among the first adolescents in the state to get it.

“Getting the shot felt fine. It wasn’t scary or anything, but it also felt like a little bit of relief,” said 13-year-old Melia Brown, a seventh grader at Edgewood.

Visiting her grandparents and having sleepovers with her friends were at the top of her list of reasons for getting vaccinated, she said, but most important to her was feeling safer at home. Read more here >>.

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