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Sate Health Officials and Educators Prepare for Flu Season

Montgomery, Alabama – State Health Department and Department of Education officials are joining forces getting the word out on ways to prevent transmission of influenza this Fall.

State Health Department spokesman Dr. Jim McVay tells WVAS that most of the cases of H1N1 Influenza, or Swine Flu, in Alabama are among children with the median age of 12.

Dr. McVay encourages parents of small children and teachers to get flu shots. Dr. McVay says that while he does NOT expect an unusual increase in flu cases, he DOES think preparation is key. The Department of Public Health is encouraging parents to instill good hygiene practices among their children.

Listen, now, to Dr. McVay's recommendations. Click the arrow above.