Vaccines for kids are coming. Here’s what that might mean for your family.

We’re so close—but precautions are still necessary to keep everyone around you safe.

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.”

That’s why she’s excited by the news that the FDA announced it has authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for emergency use in 12- to 15-year-olds; other vaccine makers will likely follow soon. Plus, the results of vaccine trials on younger children are expected to be made public this summer.

But for many families, the possibility

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