PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI)-- Young adults more than any other group are getting the flu this year, health officials said Friday.
As students return to school, health departments say students are at even greater risk of spreading the flu.
Brown University has already seen four confirmed cases of the flu on campus, Brown University Health Officials said. The university will continue to supply free flu shots for as long as there is a demand.
"We gave 3,000 flu vaccines and since the students have been back this week, we've probably given an additional 300-400," Monica Kunkel, Brown University Nursing Coordinator said.
In Rhode Island, around half a million people have been vaccinated for the flu. Despite the prevention, the Rhode Island Department of Health reports almost 500 people have been hospitalized.
Flags in Rhode Island are flying at half-staff to honor the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Rhode Islanders who are losing RIte Care coverage at the end of the month will be rolled into another plan and their first month's premium paid, state officials announced Friday.
The town of Westerly is set to receive a $900,000 federal grant to aid in the Hurricane Sandy recovery.
An event was held at the John Hope Settlement House in Providence Friday night for the recruits and community leaders and citizens.
UPDATE: Police say a 26 year-old man died in the Admiral Street crash.