Michigan officials confirm first child flu death of season

Posted at 6:52 PM, Feb 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-09 18:52:58-05

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Health officials in suburban Detroit say a child who died of influenza is the state’s first pediatric flu death of the season.

The Oakland County Health Division said Tuesday the death was confirmed by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. No further information about the child was released.

County health officials recommend a flu vaccination for everyone over the age of 6 months.