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Midmorning With Aundrea - October 23, 2020 (Part 1) [ENCORE PRESENTATION]

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Midmorning With Aundrea - October 23, 2020 (Part 1) [ENCORE PRESENTATION]
Midmorning With Aundrea - October 23, 2020 (Part 1) [ENCORE PRESENTATION]

(Part 1 of 4) Some doctors are worried Americans are under-vaccinated for the flu virus this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Reaction that all you went was a a very specical midmorning starts right now.

Health experts have been emphasizing the importance of getting flu vaccine this year during the covid-19 pandemic.

Now a new survey shows many parents are planning to skip flu shots for their kids.

Nancy chen has more.

The bower family gets flu shots every year&but they're making it even more of a priority now because of the pandemic.

We wanted to make sure that we really made every effort to protect ourselves, at least from the flu.

Doctors say it's critical to get vaccinated this year because the flu and the coronavirus have similar symptoms and a surge in flu cases could overwhelm the health system .

But a new poll finds one in three parents say their child is unlikely to get the vaccine and only one-third believe it's more important this year.

Most common concerns ..side effects, and that the vaccine is not effective.

One other thing that we heard that was unusual for this year // was they're afraid to bring the kid into a provider's office, because they don't want to expose the kid to covid.

Sarah clark is the co-director of the cs mott children's hospital national poll on children's health.

She says parents need to get the message.

One of the benefits of flu vaccine is that it lessens the severity.

In cases where the individual does, in fact, get influenza, vaccinated people are much less likely to have serious complications and hospitalizations.

Thousands of children are hospitalized every year because of the flu and some die.

Children under 5 are at high risk for serious complications.

Lisa bower says her family is taking many precautions during this unprecedented time.

Best thing for my children is having them wear masks when they're outside, they're following the right hand washing recommendations, socially distancing.

She hopes it will keep her family and others safe and healthy.

Nancyt chen, cbs news, new york.

The cdc recommends everyone six months and older get the flu vaccine and it's best to be vaccinated by the end of october.

United airlines is rolling out a rapid covid test in san francisco, for flights to hawaii.

If it works there, united hopes to offer testing options at its major hubs across the country.

That ápotentiallyá could allow americans to travel internationally again.

Kris van cleave got an exclusive look at the program.

"i'm getting tested united employee eduardo marquez is getting the rapid covid test passengers at san fransico's airport will soon be taking just hours before departing for hawaii.

"it was simple, fast not invasive at all" united is the first u-s airline to roll out a covid testing program for passengers- starting october 15th.

Bay area flyers bound for hawaii will be given the option to order an at-home testing kit or reserve a time for a rapid test at the airport.

"we really see thi as a great opportunity to provide access to testing for our customers, to get them back in the air and traveling as safely as possible.

áá hawaii has been largely closed to tourists since march, but next month--with proof of a negative covid test result within 72 hours prior to arrival&the state will waive its two week quarantine.

Hawaii officials will verify those results as flights come in.

Richard pagano flew to maui wednesday.

Because if it got me out of quarantine for two weeks, a lot of extra time back to me and also make sure that i'm not getting my friend sick or anyone who is like in the risk zone sick.

The rapid testing at sfo is already available to airport and airline employees.

It takes about 20 minutes from arrival to result and intially will cost 250 dollars.

The at-home kit will be 80 bucks plus shipping and go to this san francisco lab for processing.

Flyers will have results within 48 hours.

United hopes to eventually expand testing options to its hubs across the country in cities like new york, chicago and los angeles.

United sees this effort as a major step towards reconnecting the u.s. with international travel.

Airlines are pushing for "air bridges between major cities like new york and london that would require pre-flight covid tests for all on board american airlines is looking at offering tests to passengers.

Lufthansa also plans to offer tests to passengers next month, and already has testing centers for arriving passengers in munich and frankfurt.

Kris van cleave, cbs news, dulles airport.

New york's jfk airport and newark airport are working with a private company to offer passengers a rapid covid test before boarding.

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