Get Flu Shot and Practice Good Hand Hygiene


OCCHD epidemiologists confirm three additional influenza-associated deaths. Two in the 18-49 age group and one in the 50-64 group in Oklahoma County for the 2017-2018 flu season. Flu has now claimed a total of eight Oklahoma County residents this season. Statewide, the deaths have risen by 18 to 92.

Oklahoma County’s hospitalizations for the season now stand at 456 compared to 380 a week ago. As the flu season progresses, OCCHD supports the Fight the Flu campaign of having all individuals six months and older to get a flu vaccination. The most effective way to prevent the flu is to receive the vaccine.

Flu Prevention Tips:

  • Get a Flu Shot - The flu vaccine can keep you from getting the flu, lessen the severity of the flu, and keep you from spreading the virus to family and friends.
  • Washing hands and covering coughs and sneezes.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash your hands. (If soap and water are not available use an alcohol-based sanitizer)
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school.
  • Eat nutritious foods, drink plenty of fluids and get plenty of sleep.
  • OCCHD reminds the public that it takes about two weeks to be fully protected from the vaccine.

    Vaccines are still offered on a walk-in basis Mondays through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. – noon at the following OCCHD clinic locations:

    Gary Cox Partner Building
    & Health Clinic
    2700 NE 63rd Street
    OKC, OK 73111
    OCCHD South Health Clinic
    2149 SW 59th Street, Suite 104
    OKC, OK 73119
    OCCHD West location
    4330 NW 10th Street
    OKC, OK 73107