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By Matt McCleskey

This is National Influenza Vaccination Week, and health departments are urging those who haven't yet gotten the H1N1 flu vaccine to do so. In a proclamation announcing vaccination week, President Obama says it's an opportunity to prevent a possible third wave of H1N1 flu.

In our region, the health department in Virginia's Fairfax County is now holding daily vaccination clinics for anyone over six months old. The county's director of health, Gloria Addo Ayensu, says while the number of cases has been down in recent weeks, flu activity can be unpredictable and typically peaks in February.

Other jurisdictions around the region are also still offering the H1N1 vaccine for free.

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