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Teens Ask, We Answer: What's Up With COVID Vaccines?

Teen receives covid vaccine from health worker
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A teenager receives the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in New Jersey on Monday, April 19, 2021.

NPR health reporter Pien Huang and Short Wave producer Rebecca Ramirez talked to teens about their questions about the vaccine and what a strange year the pandemic has been for them.

People between the ages of 12 and 17 are now eligible to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and health officials expect this age group will soon be able to receive the Moderna one.

So, health reporter Pien Huang and Short Wave producer Rebecca Ramirez talked to teens about their questions about the vaccine and what a strange year the pandemic has been for them.

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Many thanks to Patricia Bravo and the team at the Latin American Youth Center for hosting us. If you're teenager with questions about coronavirus vaccines, email us at vaccineq@npr.org or leave us a voicemail at 202-513-2590! We'd love to hear from you!

This episode was produced by Rebecca Ramirez, edited by Gisele Grayson and fact-checked by Indi Khera. Peter Ellena was the audio engineer.