The Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department announced today that two deaths have occurred in Lancaster County, related to influenza. There is also a very high number of cases reported.
In a news release, Health Director Judy Halstead says an adult and child have died. Both of them were not immunized.
Halstead recommends everyone age six months and older have an immunization as soon as possible if you have not done so already. It is especially important for anyone at high risk of developing complications; including children under five, adults age 65 and older, pregnant women and people who have certain conditions.
Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue, chills and achiness.
Halstead recommends staying home and washing your hands thoroughly to reduce risk. Also cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
The LLCHD provides flu vaccine to low-income, uninsured adults and certain uninsured children.
For more details, you can call 402-441-8065 or visit lincoln.ne.gov, keyword health.