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Doctors encourage flu shot for children ahead of peak flu season

channel 9Two children have died from flu-related complications and one of them was here in Orange County.

Typically in Florida, doctors see just three or four flu death cases each year and are alarmed by the two that have already been reported.

The peak flu season is still around the corner and parents are being urged to vaccinate children over 6 months old.
“We’re definitely on the increase, on the upward slope toward peak activity,” said Timothy Hendrix, Centra Care Medical Director.