Unvaccinated child dies from flu in Florida

Grant Boone
October 16, 2018

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. "Get a flu shot; wash your hands; cover your cough, clean and disinfect surfaces and stay home if you become ill".

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

"Each flu season is different and unpredictable", Steward said.

A new survey suggests that many children may not be getting the potentially life-saving flu shot due to their parents' misconceptions about the safety and importance of vaccines.

Neither outbreak caused the reported death, Hillsborough County Office of Public Health Preparedness spokesman Kevin Watler confirmed.

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28 percent said flu caused autism. "It's important that we deal with the science and the facts", CBS News medical contributor Dr. Tara Narula said.

Vaccines are recommended for anyone at least six months old. Healthy Schools, founded by former Jacksonville Jaguars player Tony Boselli, said the clinics are getting back on track, offering in-school flu shots to students in the district. Parents can opt for the nasal mist this year, and even if the flu vaccine is not a flawless match for the strain, health officials say it decreases symptoms and severity. Plus, a child in Florida has already died from the flu.

Flu activity remains low across the state, according to the health department, but it's expected to pick up in the coming weeks.

Florida health officials say a child is the first to die during this year's flu season.

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