3-year-old who died of flu was never vaccinated

- A 3-year-old from Indiana who died from the flu Monday never got a flu shot and the family is now second-guessing that decision.

Little Alivia Viellieux, of Muncie, Ind., died at home just days after being diagnosed with the flu. Tameka Stettler, the toddler’s grandmother, told WRTV that Alivia’s parents didn’t get her vaccinated after hearing the shot may not be that effective.

"Alivia did not have it because they had told us once the flu is going around it's not going to matter if you got it or not," Stettler said. “We just decided not to put those chemicals in the girl's body if it's not gonna help."

Alivia tested positive for Influenza A after registering a temperature of 106 degrees last Tuesday. After being admitted to a hospital for three days, she seemed to be doing better and was sent home.  

But by Sunday night, her condition quickly changed. Alivia started feeling uncomfortable and suddenly died in her sleep on Monday morning.

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