I’m 20. COVID-19 won’t affect me, so why should I be made to get the vaccine?Updated: April 13th, 2021
There’s a couple of things to know here, first, even though young people are statistically less likely to experience severe symptoms from COVID-19, it does happen.
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s can catch the virus, and some develop severe and lasting symptoms, particularly those living with obesity, diabetes, or hypertension (high blood pressure).
But as well as to protect themselves, young people should also be getting the vaccine to help build herd immunity and protect those people who can’t get the vaccine, such as those who are too young, or those who have compromised immune systems.