Like most parents, Dr. Casey Mann and his wife, Hirut, would do anything to protect their kids.
So, when kids ages 12 to 15 became eligible to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine last week, the couple didn’t hesitate to sign up their daughters – Gabrielle, 15, and Brooke, 13 – to receive the lifesaving vaccine as soon as possible.
“We want to do everything we can to protect them, because COVID-19 is so dangerous,” said Dr. Mann, a family medicine physician at Tidelands Health Family Medicine at Pawleys Island. “We definitely want to do whatever we can to protect them. We wanted to just make sure they were safe.”
And the teen girls were pretty excited, too.
“After the vaccine, I can actually do stuff we weren’t able to do before,” Gabrielle said, adding she’s eager to hang out with her friends again.
“Yeah, when we do hang out, we’ve had to be outside and six feet away with a mask on,” Brooke said.