‘This Virus is No Joke’: Baltimore Youth and the COVID-19 Vaccine


By Kristiana Smith / CONTRIBUTOR & Khira Moore / CONTRIBUTOR & Shantika Bhat / CONTRIBUTOR

Earlier this month, teens who are 16 years of age or older became eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Maryland. It will allow youth to join a growing group: As of April 26, 1.9 million Marylanders have been fully vaccinated.

There are many teens who are relieved to have an opportunity to get the vaccine, however, there are some who still have reservations about the vaccine’s reliability. In this feature, we will be sharing a CHARM editor’s experience with the vaccine, insights on the stances of two Baltimore teens and important facts about the vaccines.


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