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Harrison County Health Department Offers Tips for Preventing H1N1

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CLARKSBURG -

Two people have died from the flu strain H1N1 so far in Harrison County.

H1N1, also known as Swine Flu, is the predominant strain this season.

The Harrison County Health Department said there are necessary precautions you should take including getting a flu shot.

There are other preventative measures you should take.

"Good hand washing, cover your mouth when you cough, stay home if you're sick, if you do have to go out and go to work and you don't have a fever: wear a mask so you aren't contagious to others if you think you may be getting the flu," said Kavin Richardson, a clinic nurse with the Harrison County Health Department.

If you don't like needles but want to be protected Richardson said there are also nasal flu vaccines you can get.

The nasal spray is available for people ages two to 49 years old.

Flu shots are available at the Harrison County Health Department.

Immunizations are offered at the health department on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., but flu shots are offered anytime.