A spokesperson for the Beaumont Health Department told 12News Friday that eight people have died from the flu this year in Southeast Texas.
The eight patients all died at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont. Two patients were from Jefferson County, three from Jasper County, two from Hardin County and one from Bandera County.
None of the eight people, who range in age from 24 to 73, had been vaccinated against the flu this year.
The Centers for Disease Control recommends one flu shot per year.