– Dallas County Neatly being and Human Products and companies is reporting the critical pediatric flu-connected death in Dallas County for the 2018-2019 season.
The patient was Four-one year-susceptible Ashanti Grinich from Garland.
Ashanti Grinich (courtesy: Martell Grinich)
Her fogeys suggested CBS 11 she had a cold a week ago Sunday. By Tuesday, they took her to the emergency room. She died closing Thursday from the flu and pneumonia, they stated.
“She wasn’t even working fever right this moment, we appropriate knew she was very sluggish and she wasn’t ingesting,” stated Martell Grinich, the child’s father.
“After I feel my miniature one, that tears me down man. (crying) That’s what I was living for,” he stated. “I suggested her I wasn’t gonna let nothin nasty happen to her. I ragged to evangelise that to her.”
Here’s the seventh flu-connected death in Dallas County for the 2018-2019 season.
“We can now not predict the intensity, severity or length of the flu season from one year to one year,” stated Dr. Christopher Perkins, DCHHS Neatly being Authority/Medical Director. “The finest manner to provide protection to yourself and others is to procure your seasonal flu shot.”
It’s now not too unhurried to receive the flu vaccine. DCHHS now not too long ago presented free flu vaccines for youngsters at all six immunizations sanatorium areas.
DCHHS will likely be extending free flu vaccines to adults and seniors on the next sanatorium areas and community events while offers closing:
Fundamental DCHHS Constructing 2377 North Stemmons Throughway, First Ground, Dallas, Texas 75207
February 7, 2019 (Thursday) at Paul Quinn College-3738 Simpson Stuart Rd, Dallas, TX 75241
February 8, 2019 (Friday) from 10 am to 12 pm at NTX Fest Vivid Park Briscoe-Wood worker Farm animals Center, Dallas, TX
February 15, 2019 (Friday) from 10 am to 12 pm at Fulfilling Grove Library-7310 Lake June Rd, Dallas, TX 75217
The City of Garland offers low-mark or free flu vaccines to of us who qualify. For more info click here.
“Getting your seasonal flu shot is your first line of defense in opposition to the flu virus, especially when you would possibly perhaps presumably perhaps perhaps presumably moreover have underlying medical stipulations”, stated Intervening time Director Ganesh Shivaramaiyer. “Practising impartial hygiene which comprises frequent hand washing, covering your coughs/sneezes with a tissue or into your elbow and staying dwelling when you would possibly perhaps presumably perhaps perhaps presumably moreover have flu-esteem symptoms”.