Earlier this month, federal and provincial health authorities gave adolescents aged 12 to 17 the go-ahead to get their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
It marks a major turning point in the pandemic for their age group and a sign that things might be finally inching closer to normal.
From spending too much time on screens, to navigating socially-distant friendships, even anxiety over the virus itself – the last year has been a tough time to be a kid.
It’s why we asked teenagers: what does it mean for them to finally be vaccinated? Here’s what they told us.