Canberra mother who died from flu complications 'had been vaccinated'

Australia's horror flu season has claimed another life.

Mother-of-two Jennifer Thew, from the ACT, died from respiratory distress syndrome at the weekend.

Ms Thew and her seven-year-old daughter had reportedly been sick with the flu virus for a week.

The Canberra woman worked as a medical receptionist and had been vaccinated against the flu, News Corp reported.

Ms Thew died from respiratory distress syndrome. Source: Facebook
Ms Thew died from respiratory distress syndrome. Source: Facebook

A GoFundMe page was set up for the family by GDANCE, an organisation Ms Thew was a member of.

"Estella Thew is one of our beautiful students in Primary," the page reads.

"Her mother Jen, was a cherished member of the GDANCE community and recently passed away unexpectedly due to complications from influenza.

Ms Thew leaves behind two children. Source: Channel 7
Ms Thew leaves behind two children. Source: Channel 7

"All monies raised here will be given directly to the Thew Family."

More than 137,000 cases of influenza have been confirmed across the country just this month.

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