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Unvaccinated child dies from the flu in Florida, state health officials say

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Unvaccinated child dies from the flu in Florida, state health officials say

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Unvaccinated child dies from the flu in Florida, state health officials say

A Florida child who did not receive a vaccine died from the flu after testing positive for the influenza B virus, state health officials said.

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A Florida child who did not receive a flu vaccine died after getting the flu, state health officials confirmed.

The unidentified child tested positive for the influenza B virus and died between September 30 and October 6, according to Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Epidemiology.

The child was otherwise healthy before coming down with the flu, state officials said.

Local TV station WTSP reports privacy concerns prevent officials from saying where in Florida the child died.

Last month, Surgeon General Jerome Adams urged Americans to get the flu vaccine after about 80,000 flu deaths in the U.S. last season, the highest in four decades.

“That herd immunity is so, so very important,” Adams said during a news conference.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone ages 6 months and older receive either the flu shot or nasal spray.

More: Kids 6 months and older need a flu shot now, doctors warn

More: ‘Survival no longer a given:’ Mom with autoimmune disease asks everyone to get a flu shot

The Associated Press contributed to this report. Follow Brett Molina on Twitter: @brettmolina23.

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