More Oklahomans Hospitalized with Flu. Australian Strain Not a Problem Here, Yet

A 9-year-old gets a flu shot in 2010 at Cleveland City Hall

There's nothing like all the hugs, kisses and displays of affection we're sure to get from family and friends during various holiday parties, family gatherings and visits with friends and neighbors.

Tonda Francis, vice president of Regional Coordination and Clinical Initiatives at the Health Collaborative, said the rate of employees who are terminated for refusing flu shots is low. Oklahoma County leads the state with 33 cases of hospitalizations.

"Getting an annual flu vaccination protects seniors, and everyone around them, too, including their grandchildren".

"The difference is the cold is going to last about two weeks and you may not have the achiness that you have a long with the flu", Hubenka said.

Winter is in the air and so is flu season, especially in the South. Last season, FDOH received 11 reports of flu-related pediatric deaths, most of those occurring in unvaccinated children with underlying health conditions.

Data from the CDC's interactive flu-tracking site show cases of people falling ill with "influenza-like illnesses" (ILI) are more widespread than in previous years.


The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a vaccine.

And Brammer added that other types of flu are circulating, including influenza A H1N1 and a couple of influenza B viruses.

Among health care workers who declined the vaccine, the most common reason is fear of experiencing side effects or getting sick from the vaccine.

7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ As one of the worst flu seasons encroaches on America and flu-related costs exceed $10 billion annually, encouraging consumers to get the flu vaccine is a top priority for population health managers. DHEC encourages everyone to find the facility that works best for them.

You can find out where to get a flu shot here. Both the CDC and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommend flu shots for all women who are or will be pregnant during the flu season. You can become infected by touching one of these areas after touching something that is covered in germs. Consumer lifestyle and demographic data points such as auto ownership, political party affiliation and household composition can be early indicators of a person's flu risk.

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