National Flu Week coming up; not too late to get flu shot

Posted on: 11:25 am, December 3, 2013, by , updated on: 11:28am, December 3, 2013

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma State Department of Health is asking citizens to remember to get their flu shot in honor of National Influenza Vaccination Week Dec. 8-14.

The flu season in Oklahoma typically peaks in January or February and can go through May, Dr. Terry Cline said.

OSDH officials said that vaccination is important for every age group.

Children, pregnant women, the elderly and those with medical conditions like asthma, diabetes or heart and lung disease are more susceptible to the virus.

Vaccinations are offered at health care provider offices, clinics, health departments, pharmacies and many college health centers.

For a list of sites in your area, visit the Flu Vaccine Finder.