Georgia begins COVID vaccines for kids 12 and up

The U.S. is expanding use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to children as young as 12. Jane Ellen Norman says she's looking forward to a little more freedom in her life and a possible return to summer camp after getting her first dose in Atlanta. (May 11)

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JANE ELLEN NORMAN: I am 12 years old, and I'm getting vaccinated here today. I look forward to having a little bit more freedom to, like, do stuff. And I look forward to going to camp this year because last year it got canceled.

And so I'm excited to go there and see all my camp friends. I hope that they all get vaccinated, so we can see each other, and not have to be so far apart, and not have to be worried that we might get COVID.

ENGLISH NORMAN: They have done such a great job as kids learning to wear masks, and wash their hands, and stay distant. I think, for them, it's caused so much anxiety to go places. I mean, they refuse to take off their masks.

So I love that my kids have taken the responsibility of their safety on themselves. And I think it's exciting that, now, their anxiety can start to lessen, and they can feel safe.