La Habra Man Becomes OC’s Second Flu-Related Casualty
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LA HABRA (CBSLA.com) — A second person has died from the flu in Orange County.
A La Habra man in his 50s died from the virus in the last week of December, according to OC health officials, KNX 1070′s Margret Carrero reported.
A 51-year-old Fountain Valley man was the first person in the county to die from the flu. He also died in late December from a influenza-B related illness, authorities said.
Health officials said the two deaths should serve as a reminder for people to get vaccinated, noting that flu season in the area has not yet peaked.
The highest priority groups include health care workers, children under 5, pregnant women and people 65 or over.
Those who are morbidly obese, minors receiving long-term aspirin therapy, and those with chronic diseases or weakened immune systems should also be vaccinated, according to health officials.
Click here for information on flu shot clinics. The Orange County Health Care Agency also offers shots to those who are eligible through a vaccination program. Call (800)564-8448 for more information.