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Are you concerned about H1N1 or the seasonal flu?

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HealthWatch: Do you have a question for the expert?

On Thursday, Pam Fair, from the Columbus Health Department sat with News Leader 9 to answer your questions on H1N1 and the seasonal flu. If you have any additional queries, send them to newsrelease@wtvm.com.

Submitted questions:

  • I have never gotten the flu shot for my 9 and 6-year-old girls because they are not in a high risk category. Should they get the H1N1 flu shot when it becomes available?  
  • What is the best way to protect ourselves against those who are not cautious with the H1N1 virus (i.e. someone who doesn't cover their mouth when they cough or sneeze)? 
  • What symptoms do I need to be looking for to know if I have H1N1?

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