CONCORD — An adult female from Rockingham County is the state's 10th confirmed H1N1-related death.
Dr. Jose Montero, state director of public health, said yesterday that the woman died in late January. Montero spoke to reporters in a conference call. However, over the last few weeks, there has been almost no flu activity, seasonal or H1N1, Montero said.
"That doesn't mean the flu is completely gone," he said.
Montero warned that people should be vaccinated for the H1N1 and seasonal flus because a third wave of the disease could still strike before the end of the flu season in April.
The first wave hit last spring, then activity slowed during the summer. It picked up again in the fall and peaked in November.
So far, more than 20 percent of the state's population has been vaccinated against H1N1.
At the end of January, the state Department of Health and Human Services set a goal of vaccinating 300,000 people by Valentine's Day. They made their goal by vaccinating 302,951 people, Montero said.
"This has been quite an accomplishment," he said.
The number of people vaccinated for seasonal flu also increased this year.
"Just with seasonal flu, we vaccinated about 40,000 more kids," he said.
The state gave out 160,000 seasonal flu vaccinations compared with about 120,000 last year, Montero said.
For anyone who hasn't been vaccinated, Montero said, the H1N1 vaccine will still be available through March.
Flu season is almost impossible to predict, but Montero said officials are not expecting a third wave of H1N1 to hit the Granite State.
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