DENVER (KKTV) – At least one child has died from the flu in Colorado this year.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment published a report to its website only stating the person who died was younger than 18. Click here for the full flu report ending on Jan. 12.
A spokesperson with the department said the child lived in the Denver-metro area. She added that state health officials still recommend the flu shot this time of year. The spokesperson could not confirm if the child who died had received a flu shot or not.
So far this flu season 1,192 people have been hospitalized.
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE FLU (Info from the El Paso County Public Health)
-Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
-Stay home when you are sick.
-Cough or sneeze into a tissue or a sleeve.
-Wash your hands often with soap and water to help protect yourself from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
-Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs spread this way.