Va. Health Officials Discuss Swine Flu Protection

September 17, 2009

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) - Virginia health officials are highlighting
measures to protect against the swine flu.

State Health Commissioner Karen Remley visited Danville on
Thursday to discuss state preparations against the H1N1 virus, more
commonly known as swine flu.

Officials say the H1N1 vaccine will be available next month and
all of Virginia's 119 local health departments will serve as public
vaccination sites. More than 2,700 different entities also have
pre-registered with the department to serve as vaccination sites.

Virginia's swine flu effort is concentrated on monitoring
transmission, lessening the impact of the disease, vaccinating to
prevent infection, working to ensure proper care and providing the
public with information.

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