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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Tony Raker
The days are still warm, the school year has just begun, and even Congress has yet to return. But hospitals and clinics are gearing up for the flu after epidemic levels and a shortage of vaccines early last season.
Virginia hospital visitors were urged by health care advocates Wednesday to wear masks in an effort to protect against a widespread and severe outbreak of flu rapidly spreading across the country.
Mr. Raker said the Inova Health System does have vaccines and is already hosting weekly flu clinics at its Inova Mount Vernon Hospital.
"Last year you couldn't find anything," said Tony Raker, spokesman for the Inova Health System. "One of the messages that's ingrained in people's minds is that it's too early. It's not too early. If you don't want to run out, now is the time to get your shot."