When do we expect vaccines to be available for children and adolescents?

Effective May 12, Pfizer's vaccine is now authorized for people ages 12 and older. 

Moderna’s vaccine has been authorized for individuals age 18 and older and it is currently running a trial for adolescents ages 12-17. It could seek authorization for adolescents by Summer 2021. 

Johnson & Johnson announced at the start of April that it started including adolescents in an ongoing trial of its vaccine candidate.

 

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1. What phase is Kansas currently in for vaccinations?
2. When will a vaccine be made available to the general public?
3. When do we expect vaccines to be available for children and adolescents?
4. Can someone under the age of 18 get vaccinated if they have a doctor’s note and parental permission?
5. I’m an employer, why should I encourage my employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine?