Detroit teen wants to be vaccine role model to encourage others to get the shot

DETROIT – A teen from Metro Detroit rolls up her sleeve and sets himself up as a role model for the COVID vaccine.

Rachel Kabala knows that many young people eligible to receive the vaccine feel hesitant and afraid.

“When I got the vaccine, I was excited,” Kabala recalled. “When I got there, I got more excited.”

The 16-year-old Kabala attends high school in the Detroit Public Schools Community District and has made it her business to have her colleagues vaccinated as well.

“I felt like I was living through history,” said Kabala. “It was wonderful.”

She has done her research, gathered her thoughts, put her feelings in writing, and has become a warrior against misinformation among her peers and parents.

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Kabala hopes that Michiganders will see and hear them and choose to believe the truth instead of choosing against it.

She is considering going to college to study bio-medical technology with a dual major in math.

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