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Children’s Action Alliance — Governor Ducey’s Plan to Fight the Flu during COVID-19

| September 1, 2020
Children’s Action Alliance — Governor Ducey’s Plan to Fight the Flu during COVID-19

(On Aug.31), Governor Ducey and the Arizona Department of Health Services announced a comprehensive vaccine distribution plan to curb the spread of the flu this fall and winter. Children’s Action Alliance applauds the Governor’s effort to provide this lifesaving vaccine to everyone, regardless of immigration status or income. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed an unprecedented strain on Arizona’s hospital and health care systems. A major flu outbreak could force the health care system to fight a war on two fronts. 

Influenza is one of the top ten leading causes of death in Arizona. Each year, an average of 700 people die due to the flu in our state, and young children and American Indian / Alaska Native individuals are at a particularly high risk of complications from the virus.

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