CNN Story Highlights Flu-Shot Importance, Barriers in State Laws

“There’s no medical reason children shouldn’t get flu shots at a pharmacy.”  That is how a pediatric infectious disease specialist was paraphrased in a CNN online story published this week. The article describes one family’s heart-breaking story, and describes barriers in state laws that prevent even more widespread reliance on the accessibility of pharmacies. 

As stated by CNN, the CDC reports only 47.8% of children 6 months to 17 years had the flu shot in the previous year.  And while adults can easily visit a pharmacy for their vaccination, only 13 states allow pharmacists to vaccinate children of any age.

NASPA and NACDS engaged with the reporter and contributed to this story.

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