Quote of the Day | February 8, 2019

“The more people protected from the flu, the more we can protect our populations who can’t get the shot.”

-Tulsa City-County Health Department spokeswoman Leanne Stephens, encouraging more Oklahomans to get flu vaccinations after hospitalizations increased 29 percent and two more died from flu [Source: Tulsa World]


Gene Perry joined OK Policy in January 2011. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism. Gene also serves on the board of the Oklahoma Sustainability Network, is a trustee of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, and has chaired the communications advisory committee for the State Priorities Partnership, a nationwide network of state fiscal policy think tanks. He lives in Tulsa with his wife Kara Joy McKee, who is a Tulsa City Councilor.

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