Customer service floor manager Terry McMahon tells 13-year-old Emmett O’Donnell to just look at him, not at the doctor or the needle, as Dr. Diane Timberlake gives him a shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Lumen Field on Wednesday. Some providers began administering doses of the vaccine to younger people after the FDA approved the shot for 12- to 15-year-olds earlier this week. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)
Customer service floor manager Terry McMahon tells 13-year-old Emmett O’Donnell to just look at him, not at the doctor or the needle, as Dr. Diane Timberlake gives him a shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at Lumen Field on Wednesday. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)
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