Flu Outbreak Spurs Renewed Push for Flu Shots

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An influenza outbreak centered in northeastern Oklahoma emphasizes the need for all Oklahomans to make certain they have received their flu shot, the Oklahoma State Department of Health said.

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"Several schools in Craig and Ottawa counties have as many as half of their students out sick," said State Health Commissioner Dr. Mike Crutcher. "Getting a flu shot now can still provide substantial protection against influenza and will help contain the spread and severity of this outbreak."

State health department officials have been in Craig and Ottawa counties to evaluate the severity of the flu outbreak.

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