Central Florida Woman Dies Of Flu


MELBOURNE, Fla. — Health officials say a central Florida woman has died from complications associated with the flu.

Florida Today reports the 45-year-old Brevard County woman died Friday.

Brevard County’s health director Heidar Heshmati encourages people to get the flu vaccine.

Related: Flu vaccine less effective

The Florida Department of Health reaffirmed the vaccine’s efficacy in a news release, saying it remains the best protection from the flu. Last week U.S. health officials said this year’s vaccine may not be very effective.