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provide flu vaccinations for uninsured/underinsured

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Our goal
Provide convenient and affordable flu vaccination options for uninsured/underinsured populations
The Challenge

Influenza is prevented with an annual flu vaccination, yet coverage rates are low.

On February 1, 2003, 5 1/2 year old Alana Yaksich spent the day with her brothers watching movies, eating sundaes, and playing. Alana enjoyed the afternoon feeling healthy and surrounded by her friends and family.  Later that evening, Alana developed a 106-degree fever and was rushed to the emergency room.  Within in hours of her arrival at the local hospital, Alana died of flu-related complications that caused swelling and injury to her brain.  Alana had not received a flu vaccination.

Our Solution

Provide convenient and affordable flu vaccination options to underserved populations.

Every flu season, Alana's Foundation sponsors flu vaccination clinics at schools, colleges/universities,  churches and various community locations to allow anyone who want to receive a flu vaccinations has convenient and affordable access to getting one.  Flu vaccinations are FREE to all that participate: insured, uninsured and underinsured.  Vaccine recipients incur no fees or out of pocket costs. 

Your Impact

Donating just $15 helps protect one person against influenza.

Your donation will help Alana's Foundation offer FREE flu vaccinations to uninsured/underinsured populations that may not get vaccinated otherwise.  The more members of our community that are vaccinated against influenza, the more we protect those that cannot get vaccinated (i.e. infants under 6 mo. of age or immunocompromised individuals) because the spread of contagious disease is contained.  Together, we can reduce the threat of dying from a vaccine preventable disease and save lives. 

Pledge spending
  • 51% -

    Cost of vaccines

  • 35% -

    Vaccine assistance grants

  • 10% -

    Nurse administration

  • 4% -

    Communication/printing

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