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Long Island Readies for Next Wave of H1N1

With flu season here and anxiety growing about the threat of the next wave of the H1N1 influenza virus, aka swine flu, Long Island health officials have been ratcheting up initiatives to better prepare the public for the potential of a new outbreak.

Nassau health and elected officials gathered Oct. 5 at Hofstra University to discuss how to best alert residents about the virus and combat it. They announced the receipt of the first 1,000 vaccinations and also recognized the county’s emergency preparedness volunteers for their dedicated service in the battle.