Public health officials say a 61-year-old woman died over the weekend. Though the exact cause of death remains unknown, officials said lab results confirmed the woman had the flu when she was admitted to a Madera Hospital.
As word of the case spreads throughout the county, the demand for vaccines is on the rise. Wednesday, there was a full waiting room at the Department of Public Health in Madera, where more than 100 men, women, and children showed up to get vaccinated.
"It galvanizes people to come in and get the flu shot, whether it is in their private physician's office, at the pharmacy, or at Public Health," Madera County Public Health Director Van Do-Reynoso said. "We have plenty of vaccines."
Madera County Public Health has expanded its vaccination efforts, offering flu shots Monday through Friday at the county's vaccination clinic from 8:30 am to 11:30 am and 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
They also took their mobile clinic to the Madera District Fairgrounds, Wednesday.
Madera Vaccination Clinic:
Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 11:30 am and from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.
Oakhurst office: 1/22 2p.m. to 4 p.m.
1/25 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.