Updated May 11, 2021, following the FDA announcement authorizing the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for emergency use in 12- to 15-year-olds.
Julia Olmstead knows her son Brodie has not had the year most teenagers dream about. Instead of the newfound independence teens often have, he’s had the exact opposite.
“This whole year he’s been forced to be with his family 24 hours a day,” says Olmstead, who lives in St. Paul. “We’ve been super strict about COVID precautions. All winter he didn’t see any friends.”