Unvaccinated child dies of the flu in Florida

After the deadliest flu season in four decades, the CDC is warning that now is the time to get the flu shot.
1:03 | 10/15/18

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We turn next tonight to flu season. Hard to believe, but it's here, and it's off to a deadly start. Already blamed for the death of a child in Florida. Let's turn to Dr. Jen Ashton. We know this comes after one of the deadliest flu seasons in decades last year. The numbers involving children were staggering. According to the CDC, last year, 80,000 flu-related deaths, and 180 children. 80% of the children were unvaccinated. Let's get to the question, when is the best time to get the flu shot? The answer, right now. I just got mine. It takes about two weeks to get the full protection. While the vaccine is not perfect, it is better than nothing. Last year, we reported how it wasn't a great match. Any word for this year? No, we'll have to wait until later in the flu season. Dr. Ashton, thank you.

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