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Three Ind. Residents Succumb To Influenza

Posted On January 06, 2014

By Mike Perleberg

 

image(Undated) – This flu season has become a deadly one in Indiana.

 

The State Department of Health says three Hoosiers have died from the flu, the first deadly cases during the 2013-2014 flu season. Information on the victims’ ages and where they lived hasn’t been released.

 

“Flu activity is increasing around the state,” said Dr. William VanNess, Indiana State Health Commissioner. “The recent deaths remind us that influenza can be very serious and even deadly. I encourage all Hoosiers to become vaccinated from flu to protect themselves, their families and the community.”

 

Experts say it’s not too late for anybody age six months or older to get a flu shot. The state health department says it is especially important for those at higher risk of complications – children, people with chronic illness, or pregnant women – to get vaccinated.

 

The flu vaccine is commonly found at local health departments, pharmacies and with health care providers. An online vaccine locator can be found at www.StateHealth.in.gov