Students Receive Covid-19 Vaccine


Alex Stahl, Reporter

On March 3rd, 2021, the CDC approved children ages sixteen and older for the Covid-19 vaccine, and some students at Arrowhead have taken that opportunity. If a student is interested in getting a vaccine, many pharmacies such as Walgreens have them. You are able to be scheduled through appointment. Also, through a simple internet search you can find vaccines near you.

Ainslee Engelhardt, a junior at Arrowhead said, “I got the vaccine because I work as a pharmacy tech, and I see many people a day, including the elderly and immunocompromised. My father is also immunocompromised. I wanted to take advantage of being a healthcare worker and get the vaccine as well.”

As of now, the CDC is only allowing children under eighteen to receive the Pfizer vaccine and not the Moderna or Johnson and Johnson.

The CDC said symptoms can appear after either or both shots. 

Julia Seidl, a junior at Arrowhead said, “When I got the first shot my only side effects were a sore arm and a headache. The second shot did hit me a little harder, a few hours later I had the chills, headache, sore arm, and just felt weak. Luckily by the time I woke up the next morning I was perfectly fine, besides my arm still being a little sore.”

Symptoms of the vaccine can include, fever, sore muscles, tiredness and headache. 

Engelhardt said, “I had side effects from both shots. They were about the same in severity. Both shots I had about a 102-103 fever the next morning after my shot. I also felt quite weak and fatigued as well.”

Adia Sanden, a junior at Arrowhead said, “The vaccine is the key to getting back to normal and being able to live our lives so I hope most people can get it. I definitely would recommend the vaccine. It doesn’t have any known dangers and it is more likely to greatly help than hurt people.”