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Why I got vaccinated: Juneau 8th grader Clara

August 31, 2021 – FYI, News

Clara, a 14-year-old Juneau 8th grader, explains why she got vaccinated: “Reason number one: this pandemic has been going on for a year and a half and I want it to end and everything to be back to being safe and normal. Reason number two: I would like to be able to hang out with my friends normally, and go to school without masks, and I think a lot of people wish for the same. And reason number three: I really want my little sister who is too young to be vaccinated to be safe and happy. So please vaccinate and wear your masks! Thank you!”

With the highly transmissible Delta variant spreading in Juneau, the community is seeing high case activity. The best way to protect your adolescent from COVID-19 is to get them vaccinated, and getting vaccinated also helps protect those who can’t yet be vaccinated. The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for anyone ages 12 or older, and it is safe and highly effective. Find out how to get your child vaccinated against COVID-19 by visiting juneau.org/vaccine, or call 586-6000.