Press Releases

NCDHHS Announces First Flu-Related Death of the 2020-21 Flu Season

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Officials with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Public Health today announced the first reported flu-related death of the 2020-21 flu season, which occurred the first week of October and involved an adult over 65 years of age in the central part of the state. NCDHHS staff and leadership extend their sympathies to the family and loved ones of this individual during this difficult time. To protect the privacy of the family, the person's hometown, county, age and gender will not be released.

NCDHHS Officials Urge North Carolinians to Get Vaccinated as Flu Season Begins, Stress Added Importance During COVID-19

Monday, September 14, 2020

Health officials with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services are urging North Carolina residents to protect themselves, their families and those around them by getting vaccinated against Influenza as the state enters flu season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

State Health Officials Report First Pediatric Flu Death of 2019–20 Season

Thursday, January 9, 2020

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the first influenza-associated pediatric death for the 2019–2020 flu season. A child in the western part of the state died in December from complications associated with influenza infection.

State Health Officials Announce First Flu-Related Death of 2019-20 Season

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Officials with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Public Health today announced the first reported flu-related death of the 2019-20 flu season, which occurred the first week of October and involved an adult in the central part of the state. To protect the privacy of the family, the person's hometown, county, age and gender will not be released.

NCDHHS Officials Advise North Carolinians to Get Vaccinated as Flu Season Begins

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Health officials with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services are encouraging North Carolina residents to protect themselves, their families and other people around them by getting vaccinated against Influenza as the state enters flu season.

Flu Activity Widespread in North Carolina

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Influenza activity is rising in North Carolina as we move closer to the peak of the 2018-19 flu season. Although vaccination early in the season is preferred, it is never too late to get vaccinated and help protect yourself and others from the spread of this dangerous, sometimes deadly virus.

State Health Officials Announce First Flu-Related Death of 2018-19 Season

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Officials with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Public Health today announced the first reported flu-related death of the 2018-19 flu season, which occurred last week and involved an adult in the central part of the state. To protect the privacy of the family, the person's hometown, county, age and gender will not be released.

State Health Officials Call On North Carolinians to Get Vaccinated Against the Flu

Monday, October 1, 2018

With flu season's arrival, health officials with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services are encouraging residents to protect themselves, their families and other people around them by getting vaccinated against the flu.

CDC Releases Interim Estimates on Flu Vaccine Effectiveness as Flu Remains Widespread in North Carolina

Thursday, February 15, 2018

With flu activity in North Carolina remaining widespread, state health officials are continuing to encourage North Carolinians to get vaccinated. Interim estimates of vaccine effectiveness released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show the vaccine is approximately 36 percent effective this season and 59 percent effective for children 6 months to 8 years old.

Governor Cooper Urges Precautions to Avoid Flu, Fight Its Spread

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Governor Roy Cooper today urged all North Carolinians to take extra precautions to avoid catching or spreading the flu virus during peak flu season. Influenza has claimed the lives of at least 140 North Carolinians since flu season began in October.