Another child has died of flu-related complications in New Jersey this flu season, according to the state health ministry.
On Friday, the New Jersey Department of Health confirmed that influenza was a contributing factor in the death of a toddler from the northern state. Health officials did not release exactly where the child was, or if there were other contributing health factors.
Officials say the child died earlier this month.
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This is the second Influenza Problems Infant This Infant Season The first pediatric influenza death was a child in central New Jersey who died at the end of December
More information on the influenza vaccine can be found on the CDC's website.