Kieran McCarthy MLA said: “I would like to extend my condolences to the family of this child at what must be a difficult time for them. No parent deserves to lose a child.
“I know many people had thought that the danger of swine flu had passed but this tragic death has shown that it still presents a threat.
“I would urge Health officials to ensure that this death is fully investigated to prevent any further outbreaks. I would also remind people that those that are eligible for a flu immunisation should ensure that they get it to protect them from a flu infection. It is vitally important that pupils at special needs school receive their vaccinations as this death shows they are vulnerable to the consequences from contracting swine flu.”