(INDIANAPOLIS) - This is the deadliest flu season in the last decade in Indiana and State health officials are hoping more Hoosiers will get vaccinated against influenza in the future.
Officials say the number of people who got vaccinated during last year's flu season were to low. According to estimates, about 33 percent of Indiana adults were vaccinated as well as 51 percent of children over six months old and 61 percent of adults 65 and older.
So far this flu season, 108 flu-related deaths had been reported in Indiana, an increase from 70 deaths during the 2013/2014 season.
State Health Commissioner Jerome Adams says this flu season continues to prove that flu is unpredictable and can be severe. Adams is again urging people to get vaccinated. He say the vaccine offers the best protection against the flu and any amount of protection from influenza is better than none.