No new deaths, but another two-dozen-plus people are hospitalized in Oklahoma with the flu in the past week. In Australia, a strain which proved highly resistant to the vaccine hit hard, but Jamie Dukes with the State Health Department says that strain has not been reported here.
Most Oklahoma cases involve those age 50 or older or those four and younger. Oklahoma County leads the state with 33 cases of hospitalizations. Tulsa County is second with 30. No deaths have been reported in the state’s two most populous counties.
Dukes says getting a shot is still the most effective way to prevent the flu or mitigate the symptoms should you come down with the illness.