U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), urging Director Robert Redfield to promote further awareness of the CDC’s efforts to address flu vaccine shortages and ensure that all communities across the country have access to the flu vaccine. Recent reports indicate that some regions of the country have experienced shortages of flu vaccine doses, including some towns in Minnesota, where pharmacists have run out of the higher-dose flu vaccine recommended for people over age 65.
“Public health experts have warned for months that this year’s flu season may be unusually severe if large numbers of people are unable to safely access a flu vaccine. It is especially important that we minimize transmission of the flu this year because a severe flu season would have a devastating impact on the lives of Americans and public health systems that are already coping with surging coronavirus cases,” Klobuchar wrote.
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“For this reason, we must ensure that this year’s flu vaccine is safely and readily available to all Americans.”
Full text of letter can be found HERE
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“The one indoor activity that appears to present less risk is school, especially elementary school. Why? Young children seem to spread the virus less often than adults do. “Research has shown that if you put social-distancing protocols in place, school is actually quite a safe environment,” Andreas Schleicher, who studies schools for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris, told NPR.”
Amy can you look into this and perhaps influence Minnesota to respond?