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Family Holds Flu Vaccination Events in Memory of Daughter

Posted on September 16, 2021

Amber McCarthy, FFF Board Member, and Irelynd McCarthy, FFF Junior Board member, lost their daughter and sister Ayzlee to flu in 2014.

Ayzlee never had respiratory symptoms but was dehydrated, had an increased heart rate, and confusion. Less than 10 hours after going to the emergency room, she passed away from septic shock secondary to influenza.

Ayzlee’s family knows that flu vaccination is the best way to prevent flu hospitalizations and deaths. They hold events every year to vaccinate their community in hopes that no other family will have to lose a healthy child to a vaccine-preventable disease.

The McCarthy family knows that in order for vaccines to be most effective, the majority of people need to be vaccinated to create herd immunity. If you live in their community, consider attending one of these events:

Monday, Oct 4th in Elk Horn, IA
4114 Madison St – Exira EHK High School
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Drive-up clinic

Appointments can be made by calling Shelby County Public Health @ 712-755-4422 or visit http://shelbycountyclinics.com/

Friday, Oct 15 in Harlan, IA
2712 12th St -Community Health Bldg
3 pm – 7 pm
Drive-up clinic

Appointments by calling Shelby County Public Health at 712-755-4422 or visit http://shelbycountyclinics.com/

Wednesday, Oct 27 in Atlantic, IA
Cass County Health System at the curved driveway entrance along 10th Street
Tentatively from 2 pm – 6 pm
Drive-up clinic

 

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