Flu, Pneumonia and Allergies

Flu & pneumonia

Flu, Pneumonia and Allergies:

Being prepared when flu and allergy seasons arrive can help avoid danger. Because the flu often leads to pneumonia, know it: Flu, Pneumonia and Allergies has many resources here that are relevant for all three.

Flu News from NewsOK

New flu vaccine only a little better than traditional shot
NEW YORK (AP) — A newer kind of flu vaccine only worked a little bit better in seniors this past winter than traditional shots, the government reported Wednesday. Overall, flu vaccines barely worked at all in keeping people 65 and older out of the hospital, with roughly 24 percent effectiveness. The best... Read More
Flu season was one of the deadliest for US children
NEW YORK (AP) — The past flu season was the deadliest for U.S. children in nearly a decade, health officials said Friday. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials said they had received reports of 172 pediatric flu deaths since October. That surpasses the 2012-2013 flu season, when there were 171. An... Read More
Flu, crowded shelters create perfect storm for homeless
The flu descended on Connie Gabaldon like a fog, she recalled, clouding her mind and compromising her judgment. It progressed to chest and back pain, the aches perhaps made worse by a fall the 66-year-old had while riding the bus in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Gabaldon is homeless. When she went to the emergency room... Read More
Oklahoma's death toll from flu rises to 173
An additional 20 Oklahomans have died of flu complications since the last report, bringing the statewide total to 173 people since the season began in September. Read More
Health department offers free shots as Oklahoma flu deaths hit record
Oklahoma marked two grim milestones this week: a record for seasonal flu deaths, and the first pediatric death from flu in the state this season. Read More
Oklahoma on track for record flu deaths this year, already has record hospitalizations
Since the flu season started in September, 129 people in Oklahoma have died and 3,000 have been hospitalized for complications of the flu. Read More
Drive-thru flu shot clinic offered Saturday in OKC
The local health department will offer free flu shots from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Remington Park in parking lot C-3. Read More
When should you stay home from work with a cold?
When you have a cold, you are a living, breathing viral transmission machine. Read More