• More Oklahoma parents are 'opting out' of vaccinating children, raising concerns

    By JACLYN COSGROVE

    Staf‌f Writer

    jcosgrove@oklahoman.com

    | Updated: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    State is one of about 18 that make immunizations voluntary for school attendance

  • Flu deaths in Oklahoma top 100

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    Most of those who have died from the flu have been among people 65 or older, with 77 residents in this age range dying since late September. Two children 4 or younger also have died.

  • 3 new influenza deaths bring Oklahoma season total to 101

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    A record-breaking flu season in Oklahoma has brought the state’s death total to more than 100. The Oklahoma Department of Health reported Thursday that three new deaths were recorded during the past week due to flu. The previous record of 72 deaths set last year was broken in February. Health officials say more than 2,000 people have been hospitalized in the state due to flu since the season began Sept. 28. This season’s deaths include 77 in the 65-or older age group; 14 in the 50-64 group, four in both the 18-49 and the 5-17-year-old groups; and 2 who were 4 or younger. Tulsa County has recorded the most deaths this season with 22, followed by Oklahoma County with 13 and five each in Garfield, Cleveland,

  • Oklahoma's flu death toll rises to 98

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    Oklahoma’s death toll from flu-related complications this season has risen to 98, the highest number of deaths the state has on record for a flu season. More than 2,000 residents have been hospitalized since September because of the flu, another state record.

  • 4 more influenza-related deaths reported in Oklahoma

    BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    Four new deaths due to influenza have been reported in Oklahoma to bring the record number of deaths in the state this flu season to 94. The Oklahoma State Department of Health says more than 2,000 people have now been hospitalized or died as a result of the flu since the season began Sept. 28. The previous record of 72 flu deaths — set during last year’s flu season — was broken in February. This season’s deaths include 71 in the 65-or older age group; 13 in the 50-64 group, four in both the 18-49 and the 5-17-year-old groups; and 2 who were 4 or younger. Tulsa County has recorded the most deaths with 21, followed by Oklahoma County with 12 and five each in Garfield, Cleveland and Stephens counties.




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