South Carolina has suffered its first flu deaths of the season.
The state Department of Health and Environmental reported Tuesday that four people in the state have died of flu-associated illnesses. The deaths were reported in the Upstate, Pee Dee and Lowcountry.
Officials say the flu season is just beginning and usually peaks in February. DHEC is urging people older than 6 months to be vaccinated against this year’s strain of the flu. It takes about two weeks after being vaccinated for the body to build up resistance to the flu.
The Associated Press