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Gabby Drees

Senior Camryn Borchardt receives her second dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

Students Snatch Up Their Shots

May 11, 2021

On April 5, Iowans over the age of 16 became eligible to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Despite hesitation many West Delaware students have expressed, some are lining up for their shots.

Employed at the local Good Neighbor Society, senior Becca Farmer has been vaccinated since January.

People were shut out from their family for basically a whole year, and the residents deserve family.”

— Becca Farmer

“I feel like it’s my job to protect my residents,” Farmer said. “People were shut out from their family for basically a whole year, and the residents deserve family.”

Receiving her first dose of the Pfizer vaccine four days after she became eligible, senior Camryn Borchardt was vaccinated because she wished to job shadow with her childhood optometrist, who was concerned about keeping patients safe.

“I am excited I get to go see her,” Borchardt said. “I loved her as a kid.” 

Not only did some students get vaccinated to delve into their careers, some students, such as senior Brandon Wellman, got vaccinated to keep his family safe.

“The vaccine will provide more good than harm,” Wellman said, who received his second dose Monday, May 10.

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