The OSDH says while vaccine supplies remain limited.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -- State health officials say all Oklahomans who want to reduce their risk of H1N1 infection are now eligible to receive H1N1 influenza vaccine.
In a news release Tuesday morning, the OSDH says while vaccine supplies remain limited, demand from priority groups has dipped to a point where all Oklahomans can begin to receive vaccine.
“While we continue to emphasize the importance of vaccination for the priority groups, especially children and pregnant women, we are going to begin to vaccinate the general population today,” said State Epidemiologist Dr. Kristy Bradley. “Vaccination continues to be the best way to protect yourself from the H1N1 flu and slow the spread of this pandemic. H1N1 influenza activity has been widespread in Oklahoma since early September and even though statewide monitoring has recently shown a decline in influenza-linked hospitalizations, this virus is expected to circulate throughout the winter months. The possibility also exists that another surge of H1N1 flu may follow the current one.”
Since September 1, 890 Oklahomans have been hospitalized due to complications from influenza and 27 persons have died.
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