Unvaccinated Child Dies from the Flu in Florida, First Pediatric Death of the Flu Season

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PEOPLE.com—An unvaccinated child in Florida died from the flu, officials said, marking the first pediatric death of the 2018-2019 flu season in the U.S. The Florida Department of Health announced the child’s death on Monday, but did not release their name, age, gender or location due to privacy issues; just that the child had not received a flu shot and did not have any other health issues, the New York Times reports. The child died between Sept. 30 and Oct. 6, early in the flu season. Health officials...

Unvaccinated child dies from flu in Florida. While the child's name, age, gender or location wasn't released, the Florida Department of Health said the child hadn't received a flu shot.