A six-year-old girl died of the flu on Monday, in spite of getting vaccinated against the illness.

Nevaeh Hernandez, of North Bergen, New Jersey, died in an emergency room just before her father, Gabriel could make it there after being rushed back from his military post in Germany, the Jersey Journal reported.

The little girl’s tragic death came just days before top US health officials announced that this year’s flu vaccine is more effective for children than expected.

Read more