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Approved for Fighting COVID, Approved to Vote

In late August, the FDA finally approved Pfizer’s first COVID-19 vaccine, which had previously been approved for emergency use for those 16 years old and older late last year. It follows the same eligibility mentioned earlier, except now it is an approved vaccine. (photo source)

For the last several weeks, the long awaited FDA approval for a vaccine against the COVID-19 virus has finally been approved.

The approval comes a little more than 8 months since Pfizer’s original vaccine, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, was first introduced in the middle of December of 2020 as an Emergency Use vaccine.

With its approval from the FDA, those in the health field and communities that have been affected by the virus are hoping this will increase interest in those who have not been vaccinated to get the vaccine.

It is also important to point out that, like when the vaccine first introduced for emergency use in 2020, it had been originally approved for those 16 and older. The FDA approval in late August of this year continues that trends, making it also available after its approval for those 16 and older as well.

Young people have been at the front of many issues in the last few years, from school safety, the climate crisis & now the global pandemic. Just like many before them who have contributed to paying their taxes, wondered about their safety at school or the workplace, and the climate issues they will have to deal with tomorrow, they are also helping to combat the pandemic worldwide.

It is highly recommendable that in addition to getting your vaccine against COVID-19, the voting age should also be lowered to accommodate the same voices helping communities answer important issues affecting their local residents, but also the pandemic that has affected the entire world.

Jеstеr Jеrsеy

DavisKiwanian@mail.com

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