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More Than 60 Get Flu Shots At Community Breakfast

More than 300 people ate pancakes at the annual event at Aquila Elementary on Saturday.

More than 300 people attended the annual community breakfast at Aquila Elementary School on Saturday morning, according to Lou Ann Olson.

The Parent Teacher Organization invited the Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency to administer flu vaccinations to anyone who needed one. Olson said 60 people received vaccinations. About one-fourth of those people did not have insurance, so Olson said they received free or discounted vaccinations.

Clarence Pollock, Aquila principal, helped cook the pancakes at the event. The Star Tribune reported he got a flu shot at the breakfast.

"With everything going on in our community with Carly ... this year, it's become a serious year," Pollock said, according to the Star Tribune.

Carly Christenson died Jan. 8 of flu-related complications. Her memorial service was held Saturday afternoon.

The Star Tribune article said Chris Koehnen brought his children to Aquila to get flu shots because of Carly's death.

"You hear the words 'St. Louis Park,' and it just got us thinking about it," Koehnen said, according to the Star Tribune. "We feel a sense of urgency now." 

Nancy Stein January 18, 2013 at 07:05 AM
It's about time we require our doctors & nurses to get flu shots! http://www.vaccinateyourdoctors.org/

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