TULSA, Okla. — Experts say they’re concerned as child flu vaccinations are down across the U.S. heading into back-to-school season.
Flu vaccinations for children are down by 21 percent and experts say it could serve as a “double-whammy” with heightened flu season combined with hospitalizations for COVID-19.
The Kaiser Family Foundation estimates nearly 1.5 million teachers (one in four) are at greater risk of serious illness from COVID-19 when school reopens.
The Tulsa Health Department has seen a 21 percent decrease in clients coming in compared to last year. Health officials want to encourage kids to get flu vaccines before the fall semester starts.
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