Oklahoma health officials said no swine flu deaths were reported last week and hospitalizations remained low.
Twenty new hospitalizations for flu illness were reported last week. More than 1,000 Oklahomans have been hospitalized since surveillance began Sept. 1. Officials said 39 Oklahomans have died of swine flu, or H1N1.
Health Department spokesman Larry Weatherford said vaccinations for both H1N1 and seasonal flu remain important because the viruses still are circulating and could increase in another wave.
Many pharmacies and doctor offices now are offering vaccinations. For a listing of county health department vaccination sites, go to www.ok.gov/
A new Harvard poll finds that concern about swine flu has waned along with the number of new cases being reported.
Forty percent of people in last week’s survey said they are concerned that they or a family member will get sick from swine flu during the next year. That’s down from an earlier poll in September, when 52 percent said they were worried about swine flu.
The new poll also finds that most parents who sought vaccine for their children were able to get it. However, one-third say they do not plan to seek it for their kids.
More than 1,600 adults were included in the Harvard School of Public Health’s poll Dec. 16-17.
Contributing: The Associated Press
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