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Oregon flu cases drop from 14,000 in 2019 to just four now – Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon 2021-01-13 21:48:28 –

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Nurse BK Morris will vaccinate Winifred Quinn with influenza during a press event on influenza vaccines at the National Press Club in Washington on Thursday, September 17, 2015. (AP photo / Jacklin Martin)

Portland, Oregon (Portland Tribune) — At least by numbers, the flu season is much less in Oregon this year.

This may be because the same precautions that Oregons are taking to avoid COVID-19 appear to keep them safe from the flu.

Dr. Paul Cieslak of the Oregon Department of Health said he was impressed by the very small number of cases seen in the state.

In 2019, the last full influenza season before the pandemic, there were 14,344 confirmed cases of influenza in Oregon.

Doctors don’t think the flu vaccine itself is particularly effective against the most common flu strains of the year.

“We have vaccinated many people,” said Cieslak. “But the” lot “is in the range of 40-50% of eligible adults to be vaccinated. So it is not near all populations. “

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