Child is first to die in Florida flu season

Child is first to die in Florida flu season

"People die of the flu every year so please get your vaccination".

An unnamed child who tested positive for influenza B died between September 30 and October 6, the Florida Department of Healths Bureau of Epidemiology announced in a report about the first week of flu season.

Dr. Richard Webby, a WHO Vaccine Composition Team Member and member of the Infectious Diseases Department at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, says this year's vaccine is an improvement from last year's.

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Taiwan normally starts its annual free vaccination program on October 1 in preparation for the flu season, which usually begins in November and peaks around February the following year before slowing down in March.

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Vaccinations have been shown to reduce a child's likelihood of dying from the flu by 60 percent, health department officials said.

Regional health authorities will begin to host public flu shot clinics starting October 22, including at community health offices.

"While you may not get your flu jab as early as in previous years it is important that you still get it when invited as it will give protection". It can also protect those around you who are vulnerable, such as the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems.

The Sedgwick County Division of Health at 2716 W. Central provides free flu shots to uninsured adults age 19 and older and to children age 18 and younger with CHIP, Medicaid, Amerigroup, United Healthcare or Sunflower.

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