COVID-19 vaccine becomes ‘wishlist’ item

Kelly Woodyard
Contributing Writer

A nurse fills a syringe with a dose of the AstraZeneca Plc COVID-19 vaccine at a public health center in Incheon, South Korea, on Feb. 26, 2021. Photo by Lee Young Ho/Pool/Sipa USA/Tribune News Service

Annuallty, talk surrounding the release of whatever trend floods the internet and causes conversations at the dinner table. Different from the past, the 2021 trendy “wishlist item” seems to be the COVID-19 vaccine.  

Large groups ranging in age depending on their job, health status and overall environment, are eligible to receive the vaccine. Plans to extend to the groups at less risk seem to be approaching. Developments with the Johnson and Johnson vaccine being confirmed shift the advancements in getting more and more people vaccinated further as well. 

Webster Groves teachers will receive the vaccine on Tuesday, March 16. This vaccination may help when students fully return to school post Spring Break. 

Eighteen year old Ella Ferguson recently received the vaccine and was asked about her experiences with receiving the vaccine.

“I expected an experience similar to the flu shot, and it was. It was fast and essentially painless,” Ferguson said. 

Talk of symptoms post receiving the vaccine has been spreading, professionals have said symptoms may feel like having the flu. 

“The only symptom I really had was some bruising around the injection site, but it was nothing I haven’t already experienced from previous vaccines. Post vaccine, I felt so much relief and anticipation for what a post-pandemic world will look like,” Ferguson said. 

A new guideline released by the CDC explains that vaccinated people may meet with other vaccinated people in a non socially distanced manner, inside, unmasked. This new found information possibly could attract more people to want to get vaccinated.

Kelly Woodyard – Staff Writer

This will be Kelly Woodyard’s first year on ECHO staff, but she made several contributions while taking journalism class her senior year.

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