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    Source: http://patch.com/florida/clearwater/...d-vaccinations

    2 Flu-Related Child Deaths Confirmed: Florida Officials Stress Need For Vaccinations
    The State of Florida has confirmed two flu-related pediatric deaths as the 2016-17 flu season continues.
    By Sherri Lonon (Patch Staff) - January 11, 2017 11:29 am ET

    TALLAHASSEE, FL — The Florida Department of Health on Wednesday confirmed the first two pediatric deaths associated with the 2016-17 flu season. The children, a 7-year-old and a 17-year-old, both died from influenza-associated complications, the agency said.

    “We are saddened by this news and our thoughts are with the family and friends of these children,” State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health Dr. Celeste Philip said in a Jan. 11 statement.

    FDOH has not released information about what counties the children live in. The agency is, however, urging Floridians who have not yet done so to get their vaccinations...
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