Child Flu Deaths From 2019-2020 Match Record High
THE CDC SAYS CHILD FLU DEATHS FROM 2019-2020 SEASON MATCH RECORD-HIGH
(CNN) – 188 kids have died from the flu this season and it matches the highest number on record which was set two years ago.
That’s the latest from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday.
Folks with the CDC say about 80% of the flu-related pediatric deaths reported to them during the 2019/2020 season were in kids who hadn’t been fully vaccinated against the virus.
Health officials say everyone 6 months and older should get the flu shot.
It’s especially important this year since COVID-19 is still in the mix.