In a grim turn of events, the Southern Nevada Health District has reported the first flu-related death in Clark County, an unfortunate man in his 60s. This tragic incident has prompted the Health District to urge everyone to take proactive measures and get vaccinated against influenza.
Dr. Fermin Leguen, District Health Officer, conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the deceased individual. He emphasized that flu season is still ongoing and urged everyone to prioritize their health by getting vaccinated and adopting healthy habits.
While flu season typically peaks between December and February, it can last until May. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises that people aged six months and older should receive an annual flu vaccine, with certain groups such as older adults and those with medical conditions being more susceptible to severe illness.
The Health District offers flu vaccines at several clinics, doctor’s offices, and pharmacies across Southern Nevada. Additionally, simple preventative measures such as frequent handwashing, staying home when sick, and covering coughs and sneezes can go a long way in keeping yourself healthy during flu season.
You can access the latest information on influenza statistics through the Health District’s Influenza Snapshot and Influenza Report by Age Group available weekly at www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/news-info/statistics-surveillance-reports/influenza-surveillance/.