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Drs. Laura and Anthony Sidari 4 year old canada goose kensington parka uk son, Leon, did not get the flu vaccine last year. He died on Christmas Day, less than 48 hours after he started feeling sick.

cheap canada goose uk didn know a condition could kill a child that quickly who had been previously healthy, said Laura, a psychiatrist. has been a hard haul for us, and we very private canada goose outlet hong kong people, but we trying canada goose outlet in montreal to help canada goose outlet mall other families. was one of 185 US children who died in the 2017 18 flu season, according to theCenters for Disease Control and Prevention a canada goose discount uk historic canada goose outlet 80 off high. cheap canada goose uk

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The couple, busy with their newborn third child, Cameron, decided to get Leon canada goose outlet online uk a flu shot when they were going to the pediatrician anyway: when 2 year old Tristan had his annual visit, scheduled for January 3.

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canada goose uk shop wasn even on my radar as something that I really, really needed to prioritize, Laura said. just slipped through the cracks. Sidaris story is all too familiar to Dr. Flor Muoz. canada goose uk shop

canadian goose jacket For 20 years, Muoz, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Texas Children Hospital, has worked with the American Academy of Pediatrics to increase the rate of flu vaccination for children. canadian goose jacket

The rates aren great: Only 47.8% of children 6 months to 17 years canada goose outlet official old have had a flu shot in the previous year, according to theCDC, which recommends that everyone over 6 months get a flu shot.

buy canada goose jacket cheap The canada goose outlet houston problem: Though adults can get flu shots at pharmacies or even at work, children don have as many options. buy canada goose jacket cheap

In most states, there are limits or outright bans on pharmacists vaccinating children, and flu vaccine clinics at schools are the exception rather than the rule.

Only 13 states allow pharmacists to vaccinate children of any age, according to theNational Association of State Pharmacy Associations.

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uk canada goose outlet Some states are changing their laws. New York used to bar pharmacists from giving flu shots to anyone under 18. This year, after the historic flu season, the state changed its laws to permit vaccination for anyone canada goose outlet boston 2 or older. uk canada goose outlet

canada goose uk outlet for you, New York! Muoz said. should be done to make this canada goose jacket uk happen in other states. There should be more of a push. William Schaffner, an infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, said more should also be done to make it easier for local health departments to offer flu shot clinics. Right now, he said, it difficult for those departments to purchase large quantities of vaccine and to bill insurance. canada goose uk outlet

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cheap Canada Goose The Sidaris are doing their part. Last month, they sponsored a Boo to the Flu event in their hometown, Albion, New York, where 59 children were vaccinated. cheap Canada Goose

buy canada goose jacket Although canada goose outlet uk the CDC encourages flu vaccines by the end of October each year, it especially important to get the shot well before the holidays, Muoz said. Flu activity can peak in December, and holiday get togethers can make the virus spread more quickly. It takes about two weeks for the shot to become effective after you receive it. buy canada goose jacket

is my reason this season, and every season, for getting flu shots on time, Laura Sidari wrote on herFacebookpage. planning and fall festivities can wait, but the flu shot cannot.

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