BY EMMA HUERTA
Starting on April 5, individuals 18 years old or over in the state of Florida are able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. They can either receive the Johnson and Johnson, Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Additionally, minors 16 to 17 years old can specifically receive the Pfizer double dose shot if they are accompanied by a legal parent or guardian. This development comes after residents aged 40 or older were first deemed eligible on March 25.
Now that a larger population of Floridians are allowed to get vaccinated, some high schoolers aged 16 and up are eligible, too. Despite the scientifically proven safety of all three types of vaccines, some students are still hesitant to get vaccinated.
As high schoolers are waiting to get the vaccine, starting the vaccination process or not getting the shot at all, here are some CCHS students’ thoughts on the COVID-19 vaccine:
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