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News | May 26, 2021

Based on data, experts encourage vaccines for teens

By Elaine Sanchez

Air Force Col. Heather Yun enrolled her teenagers in COVID vaccine trials in back in the winter.

An infectious disease physician, Yun spoke with her children at length about the vaccine studies, and they were eager to do their part in the battle against the pandemic. More nervous about the blood draw than the shot, her children “overcame their fears and got it done,” she said.

“I am so incredibly proud of my brave kids for doing their part for their community and the nation,” said Yun, who also serves as Brooke Army Medical Center’s Deputy Commander of Medical Services.

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