Already some cases of flu are being reported, and the Tulsa area is moving into the annual influenza season. It’s a guessing game as to what types will be prevalent each year, but Tulsa Health Department Manager of Clinic Services, Ellen Niemitalo, says the experts are preparing for more than one. The vaccines have been updated to prevent two strands of Type A virus and two strands of Type B. She says hopefully the quadrivalent vaccine will work for all types that make the rounds this year.
The Health Department will begin giving shots next month when all the vaccine supplies have arrived.