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When can children get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Children stand in line while spaced apart from each other.
Students at North Elementary in St. Peter, Minn., maintain their social distance while waiting in the lunch line in January.
Jackson Forderer for MPR News file

More than 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered so far in Minnesota — mostly to adults. The question a lot of parents have is: When will teens and children be able to get their vaccines?

Trials are underway and some of the vaccine are already approved for older teenagers. Younger children will likely have to wait until 2022, said Dr. Jon Hallberg, medical director of the University of Minnesota Physicians Mill City Clinic.

He joined MPR News host Tom Crann to to talk about it. Click play on the audio player above to hear it.