Preps under way to avoid fall H1N1 outbreak

National, federal and local officials are all hoping to minimize the impact of swine flu this fall as children head back to school.

Glen Cove School District officials will limit skin-on-skin contact between students when kids return to class next week. They say they don?t want to take any chances since the swine flu vaccine isn?t available yet.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Tuesday that he?s planning to offer free swine flu shots to all city schoolchildren.

Meanwhile in Washington, senior health officials are briefing President Barack Obama Tuesday on the latest efforts to prepare for a possible outbreak.

AP wire reports contributed to this article.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."