For the fist time in three years a Maine child has died because of the flu and the Maine CDC is issuing a health advisory.

"Maine CDC received notification of an influenza-associated pediatric death on Monday, April 8, 2019. The child, a Washington County resident, was unvaccinated and tested positive for influenza A. This is the first influenza-associated pediatric death in Maine during the 2018-19 influenza season.

Influenza activity in Maine remains elevated. Influenza vaccination is strongly encouraged and is still widely available. Vaccination can reduce illness and prevent hospitalization and death."

CLICK HERE for more info from the State of Maine Flu information page.