NC health officials say H1N1 not over

February 26, 2010 4:20:54 AM PST
North Carolina health officials are warning the H1N1 flu outbreak is not over.

State Health Director Jeff Engel said Thursday North Carolinians still should get the flu vaccine, even though outbreak of the illnesses seem to have peaked last fall.

Officials say seven H1N1-related deaths have occurred in the state in the past month. As of Feb. 20, nearly 1.7 million doses of the vaccine have been administered in North Carolina.

The Division of Public Health and local health departments are working to increase the number of vaccinations by taking free vaccine clinics to communities.

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