County health departments, in coordination with other health care providers across the state of Oklahoma are now offering seasonal flu vaccinations.
Nearly everyone over six months old should get a flu shot on a yearly basis, as that is a good way to prevent flu illness and now is a great tool for mitigating the impacts of the coronavirus. The CDC recommends a flu vaccine by the end of October, before flu begins spreading into the community.
During the last flu season, more than 3,500 Oklahoman’s were hospitalized because of flu-related illnesses. Health Commissioner Lance Frye had the following to say:
“It is critically important this year that every Oklahoman who can get the flu shot does so right away. This is a great method of preventing the spread of influenza in our communities and I urge Oklahomans to take this proactive step.”
To find a place to get your vaccine, go to vaccinefinder.org.
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