- Associated Press - Friday, October 13, 2017

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota health officials are reporting the first flu case of the season.

The Department of Health says the influenza A case involves a Lawrence County resident in his or her 20s.

Health officials are encouraging a flu vaccine for everyone over 6 months of age. Last season, nearly 54 percent of South Dakotans got a flu shot, the second highest vaccination rate in the nation.

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