As we move into spring, the flu continues to claim victims in Oklahoma. The latest weekly statistics show 71 flu deaths and about 2800 hospitalizations. State Health Department Spokesman Tony Sellars says even at this point in the season, it’s not too late for a shot. Clinics across the state are still offering them at no out-of-pocket cost.
Even if you get the flu after being vaccinated, symptoms will be eased by the shot and the case should be milder than if you don’t get the vaccine. In Oklahoma, the flu season can last through May.