H1N1 contributed to child’s death, Carter Co. health officials say

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ARDMORE, OK -- The Carter County Health Department is confirming the death of a child due to H1N1 complications.

However there is still no confirmation whether that child was an Ardmore student, but Ardmore Schools did send out a press release today regarding the district's procedures to monitor and inhibit the spread of illness.

The release states Ardmore Schools are working with the carter County Health Department to provide FluMist to students. A vaccine will be available on Friday for middle school students with parental permission.

A spokesperson from Ardmore City Schools say Charles Evans Elementary School will have additional counselors available to discuss any student concerns.

Dr. Fred Wright, assistant superintendent for Ardmore Schools, says the additional counselors have nothing to do with H1N1 and that they are on hand as a response to a recent family crisis.