As of Nov. 10, nearly one million kids between the ages of 5 and 11 had received the first doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine.
The children of Johns Hopkins University researchers, epidemiologists, and clinicians were among the first in line alongside their jubilant parents, who have spent the past 20 months working behind the scenes on pandemic-related science or on the front lines of patient care.
Many of the JHU parents took to Twitter to share their excitement, relief, and jumps for joy as their kids rolled up their sleeves for the long-awaited shot.
This is me jumping for literal joy about my unprotected daughter getting vaccinated today. Thank you to all scientists, reviewers, and doctors that made this possible. pic.twitter.com/iVZGCryqr4— Beth Blauer (@biblauer) November 3, 2021
Update: there are now clinics for 5-11yo all over Baltimore city, and my son has an appointment literally within a football field's length of my home. So the only time I need to go to the suburbs next week is for ⚽️ games— thank you @BMore_Healthy!!— Gigi Gronvall (@ggronvall) November 4, 2021
Exciting!!!! pic.twitter.com/GCVSkZr5Mh— Tara Kirk Sell, PhD (@skirkell) November 4, 2021
It's official: the kid is vaxxed. I'm just. So. Relieved.— Travis Rieder (@TNREthx) November 4, 2021
Bonus celebration brownie pic.
(And for your littles who might be worried: she said the covid vaccine didn't hurt at all. The flu shot did, and that arm is more sore. But covid was like nothin!) pic.twitter.com/oCYlhHpo4L
Waiting for this day for a long time. Feeling grateful. pic.twitter.com/b6r2eHPKBs— Gigi Gronvall (@ggronvall) November 10, 2021