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Seasonal flu vaccination planned for Sept. by the health dept.


WILLMAR -- Local health officials hope that many area residents will be vaccinated against seasonal flu in September.

That will allow them to focus later in the fall on vaccinating high-risk groups against the H1N1 novel influenza, commonly called the swine flu. The previously unknown flu virus showed up in Mexico earlier this year and quickly spread worldwide. The outbreak is now classified as a pandemic.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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