Flu season in Oklahoma normal so far

Oklahoma is seeing a normal flu season so far. Public health officials recommend residents older than 6 months get their flu vaccine to better ensure good health this flu season.
by Jaclyn Cosgrove Modified: October 18, 2012 at 9:31 pm •  Published: October 19, 2012
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Young children, pregnant women and adults with chronic health conditions, such as asthma or diabetes, are most at risk of developing serious complications related to the flu. It's important for parents and people around young children to get their flu shot, he said.

Anyone older than 6 months is encouraged to get a flu vaccine. Doctors' offices, county health departments and some pharmacies offer the flu vaccine, and some offer the vaccine through a nasal mist, similar to nasal spray. A high-dose flu vaccination is available for people older than 65 to offer extra protection. Also, some clinics have an intradermal flu shot that uses a smaller needle.

by Jaclyn Cosgrove
Medical and Health Reporter
Jaclyn Cosgrove writes about health, public policy and medicine in Oklahoma, among other topics. She is an Oklahoma State University graduate. Jaclyn grew up in the southeast region of the state and enjoys writing about rural Oklahoma. She is...
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