State health officials are urging Hoosiers to get a flu shot this fall. The recommendation is an effort to keep flu numbers low during the coronavirus pandemic.

A federal program is letting some Hoosier children get a flu shot for free, along with their regular school vaccinations.  IPR’s Stephanie Wiechmann boarded a mobile health unit in Delaware County to learn how the program could make schools safer this flu season.

When I step onto the Open Door Health Service’s Mobile Health Unit, parked this day outside Muncie Central High School, it becomes very clear very fast that nurse practitioner Ann Simpson is both passionate about her job and has seen a lot of influenza cases.

Allen County Confirmes Seven Flu-Related Deaths

Jan 25, 2018
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Allen County Department of Health confirmed seven flu-related deaths this week and they are investigating additional cases. The department tracks influenza deaths by county of residence. 

Flu outbreak causes hospital visitor restriction

Jan 5, 2018
Rebecca Green


  Northeast Indiana health officials are joining other communities in urging caution as influenza and flu-like symptoms spread through the state.


Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Zach Bernard has more on the restrictions proposed to hospitals and nursing homes by the Allen County Health Department.