County health officials say a fourth grader from Columbia Elementary School in Bakersfield has died from the flu. School officials say the 9-year-old girl was considered healthy with no underlying health conditions. She had not received a flu shot and had died Thursday from influenza A.
The Fruitvale School District Crisis Team visited the school Friday and met with students in the child's classroom and others. Counselors will be made available Monday.
The health department has sent out a letter announcing a vaccine clinic will be held Saturday January 26 from 10:00am to 12:00pm, at 1800 Mt. Vernon Avenue. The vaccine cost is $9.00.
If you have any further questions, call the health department at 661-321-3000.