This sad news proves how serious the flu can be and how important it is to take measures to protect our children, "said Lynn Ranta, Ph.D., MD, Director of Doctors at Wisconsin Children's Hospital. "I can not emphasize enough the importance of annual flu vaccination for all children. If your child has not yet gotten it this season, it's not too late to help them. "
According to the report, a 2017 study showed that flu vaccination can significantly reduce the risk of death from influenza. Vaccinating reduces the likelihood of getting sick and reducing the severity of the disease if a person is still ill. Getting vaccinations also helps protect people around you, including those who are more vulnerable to serious illness than flu, such as babies and young children, the elderly and people with certain chronic health problems.
Children's Hospital staff scheduled a press conference Tuesday afternoon
Below is a statement from DHS officials:
"The Wisconsin Flu has reached what we call the acceleration phase. We see more hospitalizations across the country than in the previous weeks, up to 20 or 30 hospitalizations every day. And we do not expect to see the peak season for another six weeks.
By 1 October 2018, there were 13 deaths from influenza, one of which is child death, which means someone under the age of 18. in Southeast Wisconsin. I can tell you that the child has not been vaccinated. "Meanwhile, CLICK HERE to find your nearest flu spot. CLICK HERE to sign up to receive the DHS weekly report on the flu.