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Old 10-30-2014, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Canada
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If you have the answer to getting people to get flu vaccinations, let your state health dept. know. At one point in time, I would have said the CDC, but considering the crap they gave nurses, I now say * the CDC.
It's a little off topic but if you want everyone to get vaccinated the answer seems fairly simple. Here in British Columbia the vaccines are basically free for most people and Pharmacists are trained to give injections, so you just drop by your local pharmacy and get vaccinated in a few minutes. There's also big vaccination drives at insitutions. This has massively cut down on the flu and on flu deaths. If flu shots were free and accessible at every pharmacy in the United States infection rates would plummet, but that's not going to happen. Preventing the flu isn't some big mystery, it's just a political choice people are unwilling to make.
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Old 10-30-2014, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Canada
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If you have the answer to getting people to get flu vaccinations, let your state health dept. know. At one point in time, I would have said the CDC, but considering the crap they gave nurses, I now say * the CDC.
It's a little off topic but if you want everyone to get vaccinated the answer seems fairly simple. Here in British Columbia the vaccines are basically free for most people and Pharmacists are trained to give injections, so you just drop by your local pharmacy and get vaccinated in a few minutes. There's also big vaccination drives at insitutions. Price makes a big difference in uptake, I notice that those eligible for free vaccinations are the most likely to come by and get them. This is a political choice, but I think universal free vaccinations with good advertising by individual pharmacies could make a huge difference. When things are free and convenient people do them.

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Old 10-30-2014, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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For people with health insurance in the US vaccines are free at the point of service as well. Public clinics are available for uninsured kids with vaccines free of charge too.
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