Metro Detroit’s parents prepare to vaccinate teenagers and urge other parents to do the same

DETROIT – As COVID numbers continue to skyrocket, an Ann Arbor family looks forward to preparing to finally get their youngest members vaccinated.

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You have no hesitation and you have a message for other parents who may be concerned.

Laura and Bruce Robinson will be on their way to Detroit on Monday for a short break to get their teenagers vaccinated at Ford Field.

“To finally be at the point where you know all of our family members will be vaccinated, it just feels amazing to all of us,” Laura said.

“We all agree and we are so excited that our teenagers can step in and do their part as early as possible,” said Bruce.

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The Ann Arbor Family will be one of the first of its kind: an entire household that has now received the COVID-19 vaccine.

Dr. Matthew Sims, director of infectious disease research at Beaumont Health, said it was one of the few ways to stop the surge in cases in Michigan.

“We have to do two things. We have to prevent contact and vaccinate as many people as possible, ”said Dr. Sims. “Those are the only two things that will slow the progression of it.”

Until then, Laura is encouraging other parents in the area to do exactly the same.

“It’s quick and easy and you know everything is set up at Ford Field. It’s good to go,” said Laura. “Any parent who hesitates, I ask them to just say, ‘You know what? You can trust people and you have to do it and it doesn’t hurt. “

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And for teenagers Claire and Caroline, going back to basics is most appealing.

“I am very excited. I’m going back to school in about two weeks. So yeah, I think it’s good that I get vaccinated by then, ”said Caroline.

“I’m also really looking forward to seeing people around the house because obviously I haven’t been able to do this all along,” concluded Claire. “Just a return to normal, I think would be really, really nice.”

Ford Field is expected to be full on Monday as more people use the vaccine.

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