TENNESSEE -

Health officials in Tennessee are urging more people to get vaccinations for the flu, after at least 11 people have died from complications of the virus so far this season.

Nine people from Nashville and its surrounding counties have died while two deaths have been reported in the Cumberland region.

Tennessee Department of Health Director of Immunization Dr. Kelly Moore said there are normally two or three deaths during a typical flu season.

The CDC recommends vaccination for anyone 6 months or older.