Tennessee Health Department Urges Everyone To Get Flu Vaccine After Deaths This Season

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - The Tennessee Department of Health says there have been at least seven children who died and one pregnancy-related death associated with the flu this season.

They want to urge everyone to get the flu vaccine. It is being offered free at all Tennessee public health clinics. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Statement from TDH:

The Tennessee Department of Health has been notified of seven pediatric deaths and one pregnancy-related death associated with seasonal flu during the 2017-2018 flu season. We send our deepest condolences to the families who have lost a loved one due to influenza.

FREE flu vaccine is still available at all TDH public health clinics, and we urge all Tennesseans to get vaccinated. The vaccine offers the best protection from the flu and reduces severe outcomes should an individual become ill with the flu.  Additionally, we urge everyone to stay home when sick, wash hands frequently and cough into a sleeve to prevent the spread of flu.

 


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