Ind.'s flu deaths rise to 40, most victims over 65

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 23, 2013 at 3:03 pm •  Published: January 23, 2013
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Marion County is maintaining its newly implemented policy of prohibiting those with flu-like symptoms from visiting hospital patients. The restrictions were put in place on Friday and will stay in effect until officials determine it's no longer needed.

The county health department offers low-cost flu shots at its district health offices. Adult flu shots cost $15, children ages 2 to 18 can get one for $10 and infants under the age of 2 are free.

This season's flu vaccine is about 62 percent effective, according to the CDC, and health officials stress that it is still the best protection from flu.

"While everyone should get their flu vaccine, individuals with underlying medical conditions are clearly at high risk this season and absolutely need to be vaccinated," said VanNess.