State Records First Pediatric Flu Death Of The Season

Feb 6, 2019

A Highland County toddler is Ohio's first pediatric flu death.  

The Ohio Department of Health says the 3-year-old died Tuesday.  The toddler's name has not been released. Health officials urge people to get vaccinated. They also encourage hand washing and staying home from work or school to avoid spreading the virus.  The Ohio Bureau of Infectious Diseases says flu hospitalizations generally peak between December and February and everyone older than six-months should get vaccinated.  Officials say there are no shortages of the vaccine at this time.