Young people now eligible for vaccine; some waiting for their elders

Starting this week, anyone 16 and older can get vaccinated for COVID-19 (though 16- and 17-year-olds must get the Pfizer vaccine), which could mean longer lines and longer waits.

The college students WINK News spoke to say they will get the vaccine, but maybe not right away. Some want to make sure older adults have a chance to get the vaccine first, others just lack the urgency seen in many of their elders, but they are all ready to get back to a sense of normalcy. One golf student, Florida Gulf Coast University senior Joseph Adams, says he is looking forward to tournaments.

“We started this semester again with sports—the first couple tournaments we actually had to play with our own teammates, so we couldn’t play with other teams… so you don’t get to meet other people,” Adams said. “I believe that getting the vaccine can at least dwindle down a lot of stress people are having.”

“I might not get it if it’s directly available, just because I want the older people to get it first,” said FGCU freshman Ruby Dunn. “‘Cause, you know, they are more at risk for health issues.”

If you want to try to make an appointment to get a vaccine, there are now several places to get one.

Reporter:Rachel Cox-Rosen
Writer:Joey Pellegrino
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