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8-year-old Ann Arbor boy is vaccinated against COVID-19


An 8-year-old Ann Arbor boy is among the first children between the ages of 5 and 11 in Michigan to get vaccinated.

Bear Bednarski is an Ann Arbor 3rd grader who just days after it became available for younger children got vaccinated against COVID-19.

He says his arm hurts a bit after the vaccination, but ultimately is proud about the experience on many levels.

“I’m mostly proud of the people that made the kid vaccine for helping us, and it took a lot of work for us to get in. I’m proud of my family and me for getting the vaccination.”

His mother Cole Bednarski says their family believes strongly in science and keeping themselves and their community safe. So as soon as they heard younger children were eligible for the vaccine, they started working immediately to get their 8-year-old son vaccinated.