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You might think the flu season is over, but H1N1 flu is still around. Rebecca Williams reports health officials still want you to get vaccinated against the virus.

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Transcript: Rebecca Williams, April 6, 2010

H1N1 flu peaked in the U-S last October and November.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates through the middle of January, 57 million Americans got sick and 12-thousand people died.

Right now, most of the people getting sick with H1N1 are in the Southeastern U-S.

Tom Skinner is with the CDC.

Skinner: We wouldn't be surprised to see activity continue into the spring and early summer. How much activity we may see moving forward into the fall and winter it's just hard to tell.

He says anyone who hasn't gotten the vaccine should. Especially people with the greatest risk of complications from the flu. Those are pregnant women, kids younger than 5 years old and adults older than 65.

This fall, the H1N1 vaccine will be combined with the regular flu shot.

For the Environment Report, I'm Rebecca Williams.

Copyright 2010. The Regents of the University Of Michigan. Used with permission.

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