Experts say there will likely be two flu seasons this year -- the current H1N1 season and the seasonal flu, which will hit like it normally does, sometime in December. Only the seasonal flu vaccine is readily available.
"It seems like everyone I know is getting sick. One person after another, like they're taking turns. Even at work. And I just want to make sure she doesn't get it," said Tammy Hollander, a grandmother.
To limit the risk of exposure, Pediatrician Scott Cyrus quarantines his flu patients.
"We have them in a totally separate waiting room for our flu patients. If we suspect they have flu, we want to keep them over here," said Dr. Scott Cyrus.
At Saint Francis Hospital, flu kiosks are all over the place.
"This is a terrible flu for the kids. It's less severe of a flu for adults," said Dr. Mark Rowland, Epidemiologist.
They've got hand wash, tissues and surgical masks.
"We try to keep our hands clean. We tend to transmit flu with our hands. And we tend to transmit it with coughing. So we have these kiosks set up to keep our hands clean with hand sanitizers," said Dr. Mark Rowland.
Dr. Mark Rowland says every precaution counts. It's a new virus and doctors are trying new approaches.
Thirty-seven states, including Oklahoma, are reporting widespread H1N1 outbreaks. The other 13 states are reporting sporadic H1N1 activity.
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