Officials say a child is first to die in Florida flu season

Derry GP urges older people in the city to ensure they receive the flu vaccination this year after difficulties emerge with its supply

The agency's flu surveillance report did not say in which counties the deaths occurred.

With flu season here, it is important to protect yourself in as many ways as possible.

"With any medication or vaccine, people are going to have concerns", said Dr. Jean Moorjani, a board-certified pediatrician at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, in a news release.

30 percent of the respondents thought flu shot is a conspiracy.

Doctors are encouraging children to get their flu shots by Halloween.

28 percent of parents believe flu vaccines can cause autism.

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Florida was not alone in reporting a flu death so early in the season.

"After extensive studies, we know that the flu vaccine is safe", said Moorjani.

Albertans six months of age and older will once again be able to receive a free influenza vaccine. 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. Rock suggested that your overall health is key to fighting off viruses, saying that making sure your immunizations are up to date, eat healthily, get enough rest and covering up your cough in your arm, not your hand are all good steps to help prevent spreading or contracting the flu.

During the 2017-18 flu season - the deadliest flu season in four decades - 80,000 Americans died, including 180 children.

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

Health officials say two laboratory-confirmed cases of the flu have been identified in one adult and one child in the Central and Eastern Shore regions of Maryland.

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