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Local officials get ready for another flu season

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - With flu season and school coming up, local healthcare officials are gearing up to combat the threat of a second wave of the new virus.

One physician said the regular flu versus H1N1 is sometimes difficult for doctors to diagnose because the symptoms are so similar.

"I don't think we should worry, I think worry is the wrong word, let us talk about being protected, being prepared, like any other potential crises, we'll be fine," said Angelina Internal Medicine Associates Dr. Gerald R. Garwood.

He says vaccines are becoming available, but supplies won't be released to his office until late September.

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