Six more Oklahomans die from the flu

Since September, Oklahoma has seen 23 residents die from the flu this year. The majority of the people who have died have been older than 65.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: February 7, 2013 at 10:27 pm •  Published: February 7, 2013

“Almost every pediatric office in the city ran out, and our phones were ringing off the hook for weeks with parents trying to find pediatric flu vaccine, and we're one of the only clinics in the city with pediatric flu vaccine,” Haymore said.

Passport Health, 3330 NW 56, Suite 220, is a clinic that specializes in immunizations, providing routine immunizations for doctor's offices that don't carry the shots and for people traveling outside the U.S.

Haymore said there's still time to get a flu shot, which are still available at Passport Health, along with some pharmacies, doctor's offices and county health departments.

Medicare accepted

The clinic accepts Medicare, which provides coverage for adults who qualify for Medicare to get the shot generally at no cost, Haymore said.

It's not always easy for Oklahoma residents 65 and older to get to a clinic to get their flu shot, Haymore said.

“Unfortunately, they don't have an advocate to spur them to ... come in themselves, whereas a parent is going to do anything to protect their child against something they hear is circulating against something like the flu virus,” he said.