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Published August 13, 2010, 09:18 PM

Preparing for Flu Season

Flu vaccines for this coming season will now contain the H1N1 strain, eliminating the need for two different shots.

By: Meagan Millage, WDAZ

Flu vaccines for this coming season will now contain the H1N1 strain, eliminating the need for two different shots.

The Grand Forks Public Health Department says they are not expecting another big flu pandemic like H1N1 for this coming flu season.

But everyone still needs to get vaccinated.

The Grand Forks Public Health Department will start receiving vaccines next month and people six months and older are encouraged to receive the vaccine.

"This year everyone should need one flu shot unless it's a child under the age of nine, then they need to consult their health care provider because some of those children will need more than one vaccine," Debbie Swanson, Grand Forks Public Health Department Nursing and Nutrition Supervisor, said.

The Grand Forks Public Health Department will have clinics in all schools for the first time this year. Flu season typically runs from November to May.

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