Ohio Flu Cases Continue to Rise

(Columbus, OH) Flu season in Ohio continues to get worse. 

Public health officials say there have been more than 2,100 flu-related hospitalizations so far this season. That compares with just 369 during the same period last year. 

The Ohio Department of Health is still recommending flu shots for everyone over the age of six months, but it takes about two weeks for protection to set in after a vaccination.

Hospitals in Northeast Ohio are doing their part to slow down the flu outbreak.  Hospitals in Parma, Elyria and Akron recently started blocking children and anyone with flu-like symptoms from seeing patients.  

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