“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.