Two children have died of the flu in Tennessee this flu season

Posted at 4:50 PM, Jan 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-06 17:50:02-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Two children have died due to the flu during the 2019-20 flu season, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.

One child was in Middle Tennessee, the other in Eastern Tennessee. No additional information about the victims was made available.

The Tennessee Department of Health is reminding Tennesseans that the flu vaccine is free at most local health departments. Additionally, they warn the risk is higher in older adults as well.

Earlier this week, the Tennessee Department of health posted a guide as how to determine whether you may have a cold or the flu.