Think the flu doesn’t kill you? It kills kids and young adults that are perfectly healthy.
An 11-year-old Hendersonville girl has died of complications from the flu, according to family and hospital reports, and is the latest in a growing number of flu deaths that has public health officials worried.
Savannah Hyden died at 5:04 p.m. Wednesday at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, according to a hospital spokesman. She had not received a flu vaccination, her parents said.
Natasha Renee Fiser, her mother, said that after being sickened with the flu, Savannah developed a bacterial infection that resulted in cardiac arrest.
According to the girl’s father she had decided against the flu vaccine for fear of side effects. Sadly, one side effect from getting the flu is death, much worse. Learn from this families’ tragedy, get a flu shot for you and your kids.
The City of El Paso Department of Public Health announced Wednesday morning that the number of flu-related deaths has risen to four so far this season.
The three latest fatalities include a middle-aged man and woman, both of whom had underlying medical conditions. The third was a young adult male with no known underlying medical conditions.