VDH Reports First Pediatric Flu Death

The Virginia Department of Health reported the first influenza-associated pediatric death for the 2021-22 flu season. The child is under 5 years old and is from the central region. State Health Commissioner Dr. Colin Greene says while they can never stop all cases of flu, the best way to reduce risk for people over 6 months of age, is to receive the flu vaccine. An updated version should come available in the next 60 days