Mississippi News

First pediatric flu death reported in Mississippi

The Mississippi State Department of Health has confirmed the first pediatric flu death of the 2023-24 flu season.

The victim or location was not identified.

Influenza, commonly called the flu, is a seasonal threat that can result in extended illness or hospitalization. Vaccination each flu season is the best way to protect adults and children from seasonal flu and its complications.

Flu shots for children under 18 and for under-insured adults are now available at county health departments.

More information about the flu is available at the Mississippi State Department of Health website.

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