According to Florida state health officials, an unvaccinated child was diagnosed with influenza B and died during the week of September 30th. State epidemiologists say the child was otherwise healthy before getting sick with the flu.
Last flu season, 183 children in the U.S. died from flu or flu-related causes. That is the most since 2004 when the CDC began keeping records.
Virginia Gay Hospital urges everyone six months and older to get vaccinated against the flu every year.
Call any of the Virginia Gay Primary Care Clinics to schedule appointments for you and your family to receive flu vaccinations:
Initially reported by CBS News. Read the full story here.
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