BOISE (KTVB) -- Officials with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare say two women have died from the flu.

One woman was from Ada County and the other from Kootenai County. Both were over 60 years old.

The two deaths mark the first flu-related deaths in Idaho this season.

Officials recommend anyone over 6-months-old get vaccinated as soon as possible.

IDHW says last year 19 people in Idaho died of flu-related illness.

These two women died of influenza not of enterovirus 68.

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