Oklahoma’s low vaccination rate could worsen pandemic, experts warn

VIDEO: Experts encourage people to get flu vaccines ahead of flu season

TULSA, Okla. — Health experts are warning this could be one of the worst seasons for public health with flu season coming as we are still seeing increasing coronavirus cases.

A research analyst with QuoteWizard analyzed American Academy of Pediatrics Data and found vaccinations dropped between January and April.

Oklahoma ranks 19th lowest when it comes to childhood vaccination rates, with just 55 percent of children in Oklahoma getting flu shots.

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Doctors say it’s not too early to get a flu shot.

The Tulsa Health Department has already ordered its stockpile and will soon release plans for flu shot clinics

Influenza is blamed for 85 deaths and more than 3,500 hospitalizations in Oklahoma over the 2019-2020 flu season.