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12/6/04

Phoney Flu Shots

At least 35 people at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota have been taken in by a phony flu shot clinic. Now instead of worrying about the flu, those people are worried about what they have been injected with.

The nurse who was selling the mystery shots at the college has been arrested.

And in Lyndon, Washington, there's a similar case. But, police there say the woman caught on surveillance tape running bogus flu clinics in grocery stores was injecting patients with the real vaccine.

So far, no one has complained of health problems in either case, but physicians warn patients need to be wary. Health officials say these early cases prove how vulnerable people are this year, not just to the flu but also to scams.

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