Dallas County Health and Human Services (DCHHS) is reporting the 16th flu-related death in Dallas County for the 2019-2020 season.
The patient was a 62-year-old Dallas resident who had underlying medical conditions.
15 adults deaths and 1 pediatric death have been reported in Dallas County during the 2019-2020 flu season.
Two other possible influenza-associated pediatric deaths are pending Medical Examiner’s determination of cause of death.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone aged six months and older. Flu vaccines for adults and children are available for free at all DCHHS immunization clinic sites.