NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Tennessee Department of Health officials say there are now eight confirmed pediatric deaths from the current flu season.

Three of which are in the Middle Grand Division and five in the East Grand Division.

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Last flu season the highest incidences of the illness came in February and March.

Free flu vaccines are still available at many local health departments.