Thje Mississippi State Department of Heralth is warning about flu shots again, as flu cases continue to rise in the region. Across the country, health experts say, this year, that influenze seems to be affecting young children under the age of four especially hard. One pediatric flu death has been reported in Mississippi so far this season. Health experts strongly urge everyone, not just the young and old, to get a flu shot. 80 percent of all flu deaths in the US last year were amoing people who were not vaccinated.