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Old 09-02-2009, 07:23 AM   #4
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Default Re: Makers Of Vaccination Refuse To Take H1N1

Obama says Americans should get swine flu vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama says that while swine flu vaccine will be voluntary, the government will "strongly recommend" that people get it.

Obama was briefed Tuesday on the nation's preparedness for swine flu by senior officials, including Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. He spoke afterward from the Rose Garden.

Obama said that the federal government is preparing at all levels for this fall's expected surge in swine flu cases. He said, "I don't want anybody to be alarmed, but I do want everyone to be prepared."

A White House report suggests up to half the U.S. population could be infected. Vaccine development is ongoing and it is likely to be available by October.
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