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Influenza is prevented with an annual flu vaccination, yet coverage rates remain low.
On February 1, 2003, 5 yr old Alana Yaksich spent the day with her brothers watching movies, eating sundaes and playing. Alana enjoyed the afternoon surrounded by her family and feeling healthy. Later that evening, Alana developed a 106-degree fever and was rushed to emergency. Within hours of arriving at the hospital, Alana died of related complications that caused swelling to her brain. Alana had not received a flu vaccination as they were not recommended for her age at the time.
Provide convenient and affordable (free) flu vaccination options to un/underinsured populations
Every flu season, Alana's Foundation sponsors flu vaccination clinics at schools, colleges/universities, churches and various community location to allow anyone who wants to receive a flu vaccination 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.
Donating just $15 helps protect on person against influenza.
Your donation will help Alana's Foundation provide 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 a flu vaccine (ie 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.
51%-Cost of flu vaccinations
35%-Vaccine assistance grants
10%-Nurse vaccine administration