Teens get second dose of vaccine as part of News 3 Now Vaccine Day

MADISON, Wis. — Thursday marks the first day kids between the ages of 12 and 15 can get their second dose of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, meaning they’re just a couple weeks away from being fully vaccinated.

For teens like 14-year-old Sarah Gorman, who got her second shot as part of News 3 Now’s Vaccine Day, the thought of being fully vaccinated is an exciting one.

“I’m really excited to go back to normal school, we had a taste of that second semester,” Gorman said. “With sports, I’m just so happy not to worry as much, too.”

Gorman and her mom stopped by the parking lot outside of News 3 Now at 7025 Raymond Road to get her second shot on Thursday.

“A lot of my friends, most of my friends are getting vaccinated and are excited about their vaccines, too,” Gorman said.

In addition to giving second doses to those like Gorman who got their first dose during News 3 Now’s first Vaccine Day on May 13th, officials from SSM Health are also giving first doses of the Pfizer vaccine to anyone who wants one, as well as doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine for those 18 and up.

If you’re interested in getting a vaccine or have questions, you can find more information on News 3 Now’s Vaccine Day page.