A man in his 60s has died from flu-related complications in Clark County, prompting the Southern Nevada Health District to encourage everyone to get vaccinated. The community is also experiencing an increase in hospitalizations and cases of influenza-like illness.
Dr. Fermin Leguen, District Health Officer, expressed condolences to the man’s family and friends and emphasized the seriousness of the flu. He urged everyone to take preventative measures such as getting vaccinated and practicing healthy habits like covering their mouths and noses when coughing or sneezing.
Flu season typically peaks between December and February but can last until May. It is important for everyone 6 months and older to get vaccinated each year, with certain groups being more at risk for severe illness such as older adults and those with medical conditions.
Flu vaccines are available at various locations throughout Southern Nevada including Health District clinics, doctor’s offices, and pharmacies. In addition to getting vaccinated, it’s also crucial to practice simple preventative measures like washing hands frequently and staying home when sick.
The Health District’s Influenza Snapshot and Influenza Report by Age Group are available each week on their website at www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/news-info/statistics-surveillance-reports/influenza-surveillance/.