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Children's Vaccinations | Kansas Diplomas For Adults

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The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has been authorized for emergency use by the FDA for people ages 12-15.

Now that adult coronavirus vaccinations are rising, America turns its focus to the children and it's never too late to get your high school diploma according to a new Kansas program.

Segment 1, beginning at 1:00: Getting vaccines ready for the youngest will require some dosage adjustments.

The Food and Drug Administration has officially approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for emergency use on persons ages 12-15. Natasha Burgert, M.D. describes the significance of this most recent approval and offers a preview of what to expect when having your kids immunized.

Segment 2, beginning at 27:58: Working adults in Kansas can now obtain their high-school diplomas online.

A new program is aimed at the 10% of Kansas adults who do not have a high school diploma. In the wake of the pandemic, the Central Plains Diploma Completion Program has seen an increase in applicants for the online and free coursework. A mother of four from Olathe shares how the program has enabled her to receive her diploma alongside her son at graduation.

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Reginald David is an assistant producer with Up To Date. You can reach him at reginalddavid@kcur.org.
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