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Ohio Flu Hospitalizations on the Rise

The flu is hitting Ohio much harder this winter than in the past two winters. More than 1,900 people have been hospitalized because of the flu. This time last year, only 86 people had been. Tess Pollock is with the Ohio Department of Health. She’s got the latest numbers in this interview with Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen. Health experts say even though the flu virus is already raging in Ohio, it’s not too late for people to get a flu shot.

Nick Castele was a senior reporter covering politics and government for Ideastream Public Media. He worked as a reporter for Ideastream from 2012-2022.