The 2018-2019 flu season has opened with the death of an unvaccinated child in Florida — the first child to die in the new season. Among adults, Kansas reported two deaths and Kentucky had one. The new season started on October 1st, and these results are for that week.(1)
Vaccines matter, regardless of the largely unfounded concern about risks associated with them. Those who don’t get vaccinated can die, and can expose others to the disease.
Here we go again.