Not Too Late to Get a Flu Shot, OMRF Experts Say

OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 18, 2023 — Good news: This year’s flu vaccine appears to be particularly effective at preventing severe cases. Bad news: Only about 40% of Americans eligible for flu shots have received one. More good news: There’s still time to get protected before the virus peaks in Oklahoma, said Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation physician-scientist Hal Scofield, M.D. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, influenza affects, on average, about 8% of the U.S. population each year. The virus annually kills about 35,000 Americans and sends another 450,000 to the hospital. Young children, people 65 years and…

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