I Spoke to 23 Parents Who Are Vaccinating Their Teens Against Covid-19

Now that kids as young as 12 can get a vaccine, here’s a look at how parents across the country are responding

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‘The best way I can keep him safe’

‘For the sake of others’

‘I won’t have to worry’

‘Helps protect our entire family’

‘They can still spread the disease’

‘To visit with friends and family safely’

‘To keep him safe’

‘Hoping she will be more confident’

‘They are begging for it!’

‘She’s very eager’

‘We really want next year to be normal’

‘He’s psyched’

‘Getting back to normal’

‘We have zero concerns about safety’

‘They understand what is at stake’

‘She can fill her summer social calendar’

‘To do our part’

‘Remove the last bit of anxiety’

‘To protect his younger sister’

‘I believe in science’

‘She has missed out on so much’

‘The best way to protect my family and others’

‘We can feel more secure’

Tara Haelle is a science journalist, public speaker, and author of Vaccination Investigation and The Informed Parent. Follow her at @tarahaelle.

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