We've had a couple of kids in the metroplex die of it. One had pre-existing complications, but one was apparently healthy.
The odd thing is that this flu is killing predominantly young people, when normally 98% of the 35,000 or so who die each year of the normal flu are over 65, and 90% are over 80.
As to the link between autism and vaccinations, it just isn't there. One doctor who has written a book on the subject tells the story of a child he had in his office for a vaccination, sitting on the mother's lap. Just before he was going to give the kid the vaccination, the child had a seizure and ended up dying of it. Had he had that seizure two minutes later, who could have ever convinced anyone that the vaccination didn't cause the seizure? It's too easy for the human mind to draw a cause/effect conclusion in the presence of simultaneity when in fact there may only be coincidence.
Another example is the Guillain-Barre Syndrome, which was blamed on the swine flu vaccinations in the 70's. That may have been the cause, but it may have been a coincidental outbreak of some unknown infection simultaneous with the vaccinations.
I hear the regular cry for "real science," especially by those who despise the policies of the Bush administration, which seemed to be intolerant of "real science." But when you give people real science, supported by research and double-blind testing, they want to say, "Government coverup!" It's enough to leave a thinking person wondering if man is really the rational animal, or only the rationalizing animal.