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Vaccines for kids!

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Kansas City children can start getting COVID-19 shots as soon as this weekend — and many kids already have big plans for once they're vaccinated. Plus, public schools are serving a lot more meals, but virtually everything in the school cafeteria is in short supply.

For months now, the coronavirus vaccine has been available only to people ages 12 and older, but this week, the CDC approved a smaller dose of the Pfizer vaccine for kids ages 5-11. KCUR’s Gina Kaufmann spoke with Kansas City children who've been eagerly waiting for their shots.

Supply chain issues have tossed everything about school meals up in the air. Grocery sourcing is a nightmare: Even staples of school dining like chicken can be hard to come by. As KCUR’s Frank Morris reports, your kid’s lunch might be have to be served on a plastic nacho tray lid.

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