Health officials report 1st Solano flu death
Jimmy Guzman, 13, and his sister, Karely, 10, get flu shots from NorthBay Healthcare employees Ashley Guglielmoni, left, and Czarina Basita during a free drive-through flu shot clinic at the NorthBay Center for Primary Care in Fairfield in 2013. (Daily Republic file)
FAIRFIELD — Concerns by local health officials about this year’s flu season took on a new perspective Monday when the first reported flu death in Solano County was announced.
“This just shows the need for everyone to get a flu shot, especially those with other health-related issues,” said Jayleen Richards, public health administrator for Solano County. “It’s just like every year, getting your flu shot is an important thing to do to."
Officials would not disclose any details about the person who died, other than to say it was an adult under the age of 65. Continue Reading