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First Flu-Related Death Is Reported In Los Angeles

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In this Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 file photo, a nurse prepares a flu shot in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman) (David Goldman/AP)
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The first flu-related death of the season in Los Angeles County was announced Thursday.

The individual who died was elderly, and had other, underlying health conditions, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

Health officials encourage all residents to get the flu vaccination. For a list of locations where the vaccine is being offered, check out the public health department's website or call 2-1-1.

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