Unvaccinated Child Is First Death of Flu Season

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"A flu shot can not give you the flu", according to the CDC.

Sedgwick County health officials have received their first reports of influenza cases in the county and two people statewide have died from the flu.

The Florida Department of Health's Bureau of Epidemiology on Monday announced that the unidentified Florida child tested positive for influenza B and died between September 30 and October 6.

However, doctors admit that you can still get flu even if you have been vaccinated.

The first Florida flu death of the season has been reported.

Getting the flu shot is the best way to protect yourself but a new national survey by Orlando Health found that a shocking number of parents are skeptical about the flu vaccine.

At least eight children in Florida died during the 2017-18 flu season, which was said to be the worst in decades.

Indeed, if the vaccine doesn't prevent you from contracting the flu, it can still protect against the illness' severity.

The government did a massive campaign and even signed legislation to get people vaccinated against what was thought to be a deadlier form of Spanish influenza, but the CDC was wrong about the strain.

For more information regarding the 2018-2019 updated influenza vaccines and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) vaccine recommendations, visit the CDC website for more information.

The Department of Health office did not immediately respond to a request for comment. They encourage everyone to get protected before the end of the month.

Rock says that other good practices to fend off the flu or other viruses is to wash your hands regularly, adding that you can get viruses from grocery stores, and or banks.

One of the most common myths is, "I'm not going to get vaccinated because I never get the flu".